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Author Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993, author

Title The collapse of the Third Republic : an Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 / William L. Shirer
Published [New York] : RosettaBooks, [2014]
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Summary As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn't just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world's oldest military powers and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events without losing sight of the personal experience. From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the 20th Century's most important historians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 5, 2017)
Subject France -- History -- 1914-1940.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0795342470 (electronic bk.)
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