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Defying Vichy

By Robert Pike

9780750985529

ISBN: 9780750985529

Published: 01-11-2018


Defying Vichy

By Robert Pike

ISBN: 9780750985529

Published: 01-11-2018

About This Book

July 1940 saw the French government fall to the Vichy powers after having suffered heavily at the hands of the German onslaught during the Second World War. And so began a period famous for its bloody resistance, spies and heroism. There were those in society who cowed to the regime, but there were many who sought to make a stand in whatever way they could, despite fear and mortal danger. From bartenders and couriers to rebel fighters and international spies, each played their part in destabilising Pétain’s poisonous regime. Here Robert Pike casts new light on the résistance and its members, using unique first-person accounts and newly translated archival records to highlight how ordinary people – men, women and children – became heroes.

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