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  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241351314
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00
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French and Germans, Germans and French

A Personal Interpretation of France under Two Occupations, 1914–1918/1940–1944




A magnificent account of Occupied France in both the First and Second World Wars.

'There had grown up a sort of intimacy between occupant and occupé . . . a peculiar blending of mutual loathing and mutual respect, a pas de deux'

An extraordinary history of French lives under occupation in the First and Second World Wars, this is an intimate, unforgettable meditation on the strange mixture of compromise and betrayal, collaboration and resistance that marks defeat, written by one of the greatest historians of France.

  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241351314
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00
Categories:

Praise for French and Germans, Germans and French

A splendid book for comprehending human kind ... Cobb has a strong sense of how ordinary life has to go on, even through disasters, and a sensitivity for what it was like at the time, matched by a gift for the telling phrase

Economist

Prophet of the past, Richard Cobb is a visionary

New York Review of Books

His France - urban, northern, provincial, pedestrian, noisy, unpuritanical, festive - was in contrast to, and predicated upon, another France: bureaucratic, official, suburban, safe

Julian Barnes

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