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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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

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It's a massive undertaking to read this book, otherwise I would give it five stars. What I never realized was how strong the French army was at the beginning of WW I, and how the French saved the day ... Read full review


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