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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Engaging read on the fall of France in 1940, and what led up to it. Shirer was a journalist during the war, and the book is written more as a narrative than as an analysis; it doesn't really take ... Read full review

Review: The Collapse of the Third Republic

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Engaging read on the fall of France in 1940, and what led up to it. Shirer was a journalist during the war, and the book is written more as a narrative than as an analysis; it doesn't really take ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
Debacle Summer 1940
21
The Dreyfus Affair 18941906
48
Copyright

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