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Britain and Vichy: The Dilemma of Anglo-French Relations, 1940-42
by R. T. Thomas
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan
1979
 

Castle to Castle
by Ralph Manheim, Louis-Ferdinand D. Celine
An autobiographical novel by a French collaborator.
Paperback from Dalkey Archive Pr
 
Charlotte Gray: A Novel
by Sebastian Faulks
In his 1996 novel, Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks showed himself to be a superb anatomist of men--and, just as importantly, women--at war. Indeed, his depiction of trench combat during World War I was almost painfully vivid: the equivalent of Wilfred Owen in prose, minus the lingering idealism. Now the author shifts his focus to the next global conflict in Charlotte Gray. This time the year is 1942, when "England was blacked out and afraid." The 25-year-old heroine has just traveled down from Edinburgh to London, hoping to make some contribution to the war effort. In short order she falls in love with a British pilot, mourns his disappearance and apparent death in France, and follows him across the Channel to assist the nascent French Resistance.
On the face of it, these are the ingredients of a historical potboiler. But Faulks is such a gifted storyteller that we seldom notice the threadbare nature of the raw material. Instead, all but the most churlish reader will be drawn into Charlotte's tribulations, which are not merely geopolitical but amorous: "The last thing she needed was some uncontrolled romance. She wanted to be helpful, she wanted to lead a serious life, not to lie sobbing in her bed for a disembodied yearning. Still less did she wish to see it embodied, with the complication and the fear that all that would entail." (Note: Charlotte is that rare thing, a virginal heroine, at least until page 61.) What's more, the author's evocation of Occupied France is a triumph of grimy, monochromatic realism. Here the small triumphs of Charlotte and her circle are expertly offset by the larger tragedies of what we've come to call, with only middling accuracy, the Good War. --William Davies 
Hardcover from Random House

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Collaboration and Resistance: Images of Life in Vichy France, 1940-1944
by Yves Jean-Pierre/Durand Azema
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
 
The Collapse of the Third Republic : An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940
by William L. Shirer
Paperback - 1082 pages (April )
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306805626
 
The Duel for France, 1944: The Men and Battles That Changed the Fate of Europe
by Martin Blumenson
Paperback from DaCapo Press
 
Fashion Under the Occupation
by Dominique Veillon, Miriam Kochan
Paperback from Berg Pub Ltd

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Hardcover from Delacorte Press

France at War: Vichy and the Historians
by Sarah Fishman, Robert Zaretsky, Leonard V. Smith, Loannis Sinanoglou, Laura Lee Downs, David Lake, Ioannis Sinanoglou
Hardcover from Berg Pub Ltd

France the Dark Years, 1940-1944
by Julian Jackson
Hardcover from Oxford Press

 

France and the Second World War: Resistance, Occupation and Liberation (Introductions to History)
by Peter Jonathan Davies
Paperback from Routledge
 
France Under the Germans : Collaboration and Compromise
by Philippe Burrin (Preface), Janet Lloyd (Translator)
Paperback - 530 pages
New Press; ISBN: 1565844394
 
The French Army 1939-45 (1) : The Army of 1939-40 & Vichy France
The French Army 1939-45 (1) : The Army of 1939-40 & Vichy France (Men-At-Arms Series, 315)
by Ian Sumner, Francois Vauvillier, Mike Chappell
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
 
The Maginot Line
by J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann
Hardcover from Praeger Publishers
 
Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation
by Robert Gildea
Hardcover from Metropolitan Books

Not the Germans Alone : A Son's Search for the Truth of Vichy
by Isaac Levendel, Robert O. Paxton (Preface)
Hardcover - 280 pages
Northwestern Univ Pr; ISBN: 0810116634

Occupation : The Ordeal of France 1940-1944
by Ian Ousby
Paperback - 384 pages 0 edition
Cooper Square Press; ISBN: 0815410433

Politics, Society and Christianity in Vichy France (Berg French Studies)
by W. D. Halls, John E. Flower
Paperback from Berg Pub Ltd

A Rescuer's Story: Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France
by Tela Zasloff
Hardcover from University of Wisconsin Press

 

The 6th Lamentation
The 6th Lamentation
A Novel by William Brodrick
Book Description: Larkwood Priory, England: Father Anselm is stopped by an old man. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm's response: claim sanctuary. But the answer sets off more trouble than he ever could have imagined when the man returns, demanding the protection of the Church. He is Eduard Schwermann, a suspected Nazi war criminal. 

Agnes Aubret has unburdened a secret to her granddaughter Lucy. Fifty years earlier, Agnes was in occupied Paris, risking her life to smuggle Jewish children to safety-until her group was exposed by an SS officer: Eduard Schwermann. 

Not only has the Church granted Schwermann sanctuary before; in 1944 it helped him escape from France to begin a new life in Britain. As Anselm attempts to find out why and as Lucy delves deeper into her grandmother's past, their investigations dovetail to form a remarkable story. 

William Brodrick makes a dazzling debut in this literary thriller where two seemingly unconnected lives gradually, shockingly converge. Brodrick, himself a former Augustinian friar, is a master of precision plotting, morally complex characterization, and crisp historical re-creation. In Father Anselm, Brodrick has crafted a unique and compelling hero. And The 6th Lamentation promises to be the literary thriller discovery of the season. 
Hardcover from Viking Press

 
Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-44
Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-44
by Robert O. Paxton
Paperback from Columbia University Press
1982
 
Verdict On Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regime
by Michael Curtis
Hardcover from Arcade Books
 
Vichy France
by Robert O. Paxton, Kenneth N. Waltz
Paperback from Columbia University Press
 
The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France Since 1944
The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France Since 1944
by Henry Rousso, Arthur Goldhammer, Henry Russo
Paperback from Harvard Univ Pr
1994
 
Vichy France and the Jews
by Michael R. Marrus, Robert O. Paxton, Stanley Hoffmann
Paperback from Stanford Univ Pr
 
Vichy: An Ever-Present Past
by Eric Conan, Henry Rousso, Nathan Bracher
Hardcover from Dartmouth College

 
Vichy in the Tropics: Petain's National Revolution in Madagascar, Guadeloupe, and Indochina, 1940-1944
by Eric Thomas Jennings
Hardcover from Stanford Univ Pr
 

 
 

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