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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User Review  - Aaron Crofut - Goodreads

Imagine for a moment the birth of a dragon. It emerges from its egg full of vim and hate, but still small and vulnerable. Nearby a knight in full kit watches, tired from having spent days in battle ... Read full review

Review: The Collapse of the Third Republic

User Review  - John - Goodreads

An excellent history of the Third Republic and its fascinating demise. Shirer is an excellent reporter who thoroughly documents his well organized, clear and comprehensive history. The only criticism ... 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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Copyright

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