France During the German Occupation, 1940-1944

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France During the German Occupation, 1940-1944

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Stanford University Press, 1959
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This translation of some 292 statements, assembled by René de Chambrun and Madame de Chambrun, Pierre Laval's daughter, and deposited in the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, deals with the conduct of affairs under the government of Marshal Pétain and Laval. The publication of the French edition ("La Vie de la France sous l'Occupation, 1940-1944," Paris: Plon, 1957, 3 v. Fr. 6400) has led to a lively controversy over the politics of Vichy and the accuracy of the picture presented by these documents.