The collapse of the Third Republic: an inquiry into the fall of France in 1940

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Simon and Schuster, 1969 - History - 1082 pages
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After setting the stage with a look at the founding of the Republic in 1871, describes the political, social, and religious divisions in the country, the "Maginot Line complex" growing out of military trust in a defensive war, and the deleterious effect of the tragedy of World War I.

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"A brilliant account of the dry rot which weakened France," said LJ's reviewer of this massive work (LJ 10/15/69). In his usual fashion, Shirer provides intricate details of the history of the Third Republic, from its early years to its demise. This remains "strongly recommended." Read full review

Contents

Foreword
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BOOK ONE THE RISE OF
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The Dreyfus Affair 18941906 48
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