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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THE COLLAPSE OF THE THIRD REPUBLIC: An Inquiry Into The Fall Of France In 1940

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This is a companion effort to Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960), also voluminous but very readable, reflecting once again both Shirer's own experience and an-enormous mass of ... Read full review

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User Review  - cappybear - LibraryThing

Impressive account of the turbulent history of France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The weeks immediately before the outbreak of war in 1939 and of the invasion of France the ... Read full review


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