When Paris Went Dark

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On 14 June 1940, German tanks entered a silent and almost deserted Paris and the City of Light went dark. Drawing on a wide array of sources – diaries, letters, journalism, Resistance pamphlets, military archives and new interviews with survivors – this groundbreaking history vividly evokes the reality of everyday life in the captured city: the shortages and curfews, the growing brutality of the German occupiers, the clandestine activities of the Resistance, and the queasy compromises of those who collaborated.

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When Paris Went Dark

When Paris Went Dark

The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940–1944

Hardback480pp Illustrated240x160mm

9780316217446     Product Code: 501696

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On 14 June 1940, German tanks entered a silent and almost deserted Paris and the City of Light went dark. Drawing on a wide array of sources – diaries, letters, journalism, Resistance pamphlets, military archives and new interviews with survivors – this groundbreaking history vividly evokes the reality of everyday life in the captured city: the shortages and curfews, the growing brutality of the German occupiers, the clandestine activities of the Resistance, and the queasy compromises of those who collaborated.

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