Is Paris burning?

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Simon and Schuster, 1965 - History - 376 pages
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Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris. Yet few people are aware of how narrowly - and how miraculously - the city escaped Hitler's secret plan to reduce it to ashes. This book reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events that saved the City of Light.

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

An intense first-hand account of the final days of World War II in Paris -- the occupation, the resistance, and the final liberation. The military details are balanced with numerous personal vignettes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Waltersgn - LibraryThing

Story of how senior officers of the Wehrmacht disobeyed a direct order from Hitler to burn Paris to the ground rather than allow it to be liberated as an open city. Later made into a movie. Read full review

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TABLE OF COMPARATIVE MILITARY RANKS
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SOURCES
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index
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