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Complete War Memoirs of Charles DeGaulle, The

Complete War Memoirs of Charles DeGaulle, The
Author: Jonathan Griffin, Richard Howard
Publish Year: 1998
Pages: 1048
Dimensions: 6x9x2"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: 0-7867-0546-9
Type: Softcover


Originally three separate volumes covering three distinct periods, this single edition encompasses all of de Gaulle's personal writings from the fall of France in 1940 to the aftermath of the war in 1946. The first section, "The Call to Honor", recounts the confusion and despair triggered by Hitler's blitzkrieg takeover of France. The second section, "Unity" describes de Gaulle's struggles to rally the Free French in Africa and in underground movements throughout Europe, his bitter conflict with the Vichy puppet regime ruling occupied France, and his cooperation with the Allied powers. "Salvation", the final installment, chronicles the turning of the tide of war against Nazi Germany, de Gaulle's triumphant return to France, and the reincarnation of the French Republic as a major international presence.