Diary of the Dark Years 1940 1944

Diary of the Dark Years is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, but far more: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Wall Street Journal), expressing both shame at French collaboration with the Nazis ...

Diary of the Dark Years  1940 1944

Author: Jean Guéhenno

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190495848

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Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Guéhenno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Guéhenno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived.

Diary of the Dark Years 1940 1944

—(November 30, 1940) Thus Diary ofthe Dark Years becomes, with its varied
expressions of resistance, a series of public gestures in a private space. Apart
from Guéhenno himself, his audience is precisely the “France that cannot be ...

Diary of the Dark Years  1940 1944

Author: Jean Guéhenno

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199970912

Page: 368

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Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Guéhenno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Guéhenno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived.

The Fall of France

' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin.This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the ...

The Fall of France

Author: Julian Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192805508

Page: 274

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On 16 May 1940 an emergency meeting of the French High Command was called at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris. The German army had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and elsewhere, only five days after launching their attack. Churchill, who had been telephoned by Prime Minister Reynaud the previous evening to be told that the French were beaten, rushed to Paris to meet the French leaders. The mood in the meeting was one of panic and despair; there was talk ofevacuating Paris. Churchill asked Gamelin, the French Commander in Chief, 'Where is the strategic reserve?' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin.This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the Western Allies, and thus to a dramatic new phase of the Second World War. The search for scapegoats for the most humiliating military disaster in French history began almost at once: were miscalculations by military leaders to blame, or was this an indictment of an entire nation?Using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries, Julian Jackson recreates, in gripping detail, the intense atmosphere and dramatic events of these six weeks in 1940, unravelling the historical evidence to produce a fresh answer to the perennial question of whether the fall of France was inevitable.

When Paris Went Dark

WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness.

When Paris Went Dark

Author: Ronald C. Rosbottom

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316217439

Page: 496

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The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, deportations, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes---Jews, immigrants, adolescents, communists, rightists, cultural icons such as Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, as well as police officers, teachers, students, and store owners---rallied around a little-known French military officer, Charles de Gaulle. WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, archives, interviews, personal histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photographs, film and historical studies---Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light.

The Economist

He TOR 30 years after the second world war , France : The Dark Years , 1940 -
1944 . By points out that on the rare and dangerous I few French historians were
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Current contents Arts and Humanities

... The dark years 1940-1944, by J. Jackson. S. Reynolds ...........................................
.......... 270 Audiberti. One hundred years of solitude (French), by J.Y. Guerin. M.
Bryden. ................................. 271 Theater starring language: Jacques Audiberti, ...

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Films and Filming

... by documentaries was at its height during the dark years 1940-43 , and from
1944 private emotions are taking first place ... to direct such warmly human films
as Listen 10 Britain , Words for Battle , Fires Were Started and A Diary for Timothy
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The War Diary of Breckinridge Long

Selections from the Years 1939-1944 Breckinridge Long Fred L. Israel ...
Momentous things happen these days — and , because there are so many of
them and our stake so great - we handle them without ... 63 On December 6 ,
Roosevelt appealed to Emperor Hirohito to " give thought in this definite
emergency to ways of dispelling the dark clouds . ... General ; Orme Wilson ,
foreign service officer , Department of State liaison officer with the War and Navy
Departments , 19401944 .

The War Diary of Breckinridge Long

Author: Breckinridge Long

Publisher: Lincoln, U. of Nebraska P

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Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature

The years from 1923 to his death in 1944 are affectionately described in A Man
from Kansas ( New York , Putnam's ) , by ... A sequel to Unfinished Business (
1944 ) , by the tactful assistant of Colonel House during the Peace Conference of
1919 , who describes from his diary his ... A sympathetic and well - informed
narrative of the dark years 1940-45 , with special reference to the Vichy regime
and the ...

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The French Resistance 1940 to 1944

Robert Paxton writes that “ their number was minuscule and it was to grow even
smaller during the first year ” ( June 1940 to May 1941 ) . ... except against
Communists , whose honeymoon period in occupied Paris ended with mass
arrests on the night of 4 – 5 October 1940 . ... The importance of this passive
resistance was that those who believed in France ' s survival during those dark
days created the ...

The French Resistance  1940 to 1944

Author: Frida Knight

Publisher: Conran Octopus

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The Normandy Diary of Marie Louise Osmont 1940 1944

... the farm that invites us for lunch every day offers us these enormous , succulent
roasts , such as we haven ' t known for so many years . ... But it ' s almost dark
and I can ' t look for Bernice ' s , and then I ' m a little bit afraid of verbal abuse .

The Normandy Diary of Marie Louise Osmont   1940 1944

Author: Marie-Louise Osmont

Publisher: Random House

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The diary of a French woman provides a perceptive, firsthand view of life in occupied France, capturing the horrors, hardships, and banality of World War II against the backdrop of everyday rural life. TV tie-in. 15,000 first printing. First serial, Destination Discovery.

Eighth Air Force

New York : Farrar & Rinehart , 1944 . - The Story of The Stars and Stripes . ...
France : The Dark Years , 1940-1944 . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2001 . ...
Diary of a Nightmare : Berlin , 1942–1945 . Translated by Ewan Butler . New York
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Eighth Air Force

Author: Donald L. Miller

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

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This volume looks at the history of the Eighth Air Force in Britain. It covers the individual destinies, the famous and notorious raids like Schweinfurt-Regensburg and Dresden, the social transformation of east Anglian villages by an influx of good-time Yanks, the POW camps, and the endless controversy about the ethics of bombing.

France Under the German Occupation 1940 1944

France Under the German Occupation  1940 1944

Author: Donna Evleth

Publisher: Greenwood

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Over 700 books and periodical articles are reviewed by leading historians in this selective annotated bibliography of the German occupation of France from 1940 to 1944. The most important works were selected, including official documents and proceedings of colloquiums printed in book form, studies, memoirs, biographies, some novels, and periodical articles. Both factual and critical information is provided for these works. All phases of the period in Metropolitan France are addressed: the Vichy government, daily life, collaboration, resistance, the French Communists, the Liberation, and the postwar purge of collaborators.

Unconventional Perceptions of Yugoslavia 1940 1945

Although General de Gaulle increasingly was France between 1940 and 1944 ,
although Ninčić was foreign minister of the ... in that dark year 1942 , or the
attitude of Archbishop Stepinac and parts of Croatian public opinion in that same
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Unconventional Perceptions of Yugoslavia  1940 1945

Author: Stevan K. Pavlowitch

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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Germany 1871 1945

... War II ( Lexington : University Press of Kentucky , 1995 ) , which is based on
memoirs and diaries of German soldiers . ... Press , 2005 ) , and Julian Jackson's
France : The Dark Years , 19401944 ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2001 ) .

Germany  1871 1945

Author: Raffael Scheck

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

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Germany, 1871-1945 presents an original, lucid, and thought-provoking history. Its aim is to inspire readers to weigh the historical evidence. At the end of the Second World War, the first unified German state collapsed, a disintegration with European and global ramifications. Ever since, historians have sought to explain what went wrong in German history. Many have focused on the violence which forged unification; others have highlighted the clash of authoritarian, anti-democratic, and anti-Semitic traditions with rapid industrialization and modernization. Germany, 1871-1945 presents a pragmatic interpretation of German history, from the unification to the end of the Nazi regime. This more open approach acknowledges the strong trend in German society towards modernization and democratization, particularly before 1914, while also highlighting the factors which propelled Germany toward World War I. The rise of the Nazis also demands a close analysis of the economic and political instability of the 1920s and early 1930s. Finally, a detailed assessment of the Third Reich explains how the regime's early successes fostered a loyalty and acceptance that remained hard to shake until disaster was obvious and unavoidable.

Faith in France

A Selection of Leading Articles Published in the Manchester Guardian Between
June 1940 and September 1944 ... It took faith in the summer of 1940 to believe
in the survival of France and faith to recall in those dark days the greatness of the
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The Literary Review

... for instance , or between dissidence and resistance , tends to squeeze the
human drama FRANCE : THE DARK YEARS , 1940-1944 out . ... CONQUEST OF
France in 1940 remains an ously pedagogic rather than virtuously
comprehensive . historic marker . ... He has instead taken the immense literature
of Marshal Pétain is rightly portrayed as an arrogant old commentary , diaries and
memoirs , and ...

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Western Civilization Since 1560

France : The Dark Years , 19401944 . 2001. A major reassessment of the Vichy
period , set within the broader sweep of modern French history . Keegan , John .
The Second World War . 1989. A detailed but readable study featuring military ...

Western Civilization Since 1560

Author: Thomas F. X. Noble

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

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Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.