By Thomas R. Christofferson, Michael S. Christofferson
During this concise, truly written ebook, Thomas and Michael Christofferson offer a balanced creation to each element of the French event in the course of international struggle II.Synthesizing quite a lot of scholarship, the authors combine political, diplomatic, army, social, cultural, and financial historical past during this portrait of a country and a humans at struggle. here's a chronicle of the battles and campaigns that stained French soil with blood. the following, additionally, is the complete ancient context of the war-its origins, realities, and aftermath-in French society. The authors pay specific awareness to the major mess ups of institutional France-especially the officer corps, political elites, and the Catholic Church. in addition they assessthe arguable historical past of the Vichy regime and the German profession, in rigorously crafted bills of resistance and collaboration, Vichy's nationwide Revolution, and the destiny of France's Jews.Accessible to either scholars and normal readers, France in the course of global warfare II develops a whole figuring out of the actors, occasions, matters, and controversies of a turbulent period.