In This Review

By Albert Lebrun
Plon, 1945, 260 pp

M. Lebrun was President of the Republic at the time of the fall of France in June 1940, but in July of that year he was succeeded by Pétain as head of the French state. This is his story of what he saw and heard during the Battle of France, the collapse and the early days at Vichy, and of his deportation to Germany. The author concludes with a lengthy chapter on "what the future treaty of peace should be" and another in which he describes and criticizes the position of the President under the Third Republic.