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The Resistance (World War II)
This definitive series chronicles the major junctures, personalities, campaigns, and strategies of the world's most consuming war.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 1st 1979 by Time Life Medical
(first published October 1st 1979)
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Part of the Time-Life series, this book contains many photos from the World War II era. The courage of ordinary citizens in the German-occupied countries (Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium and France) is amazing. What started as unorganized solitary acts of passive resistance eventually evolved into a well-organized network of resisters. Although the book focuses on the French Resistance, events that took place in the other countries are also mentioned. Many of these voluntary freedo ...more
I have to admit, I was obsessed with this book when I was in elementary school. At first, it was the pictures that fascinated me, especially the one of Jean Moulin (including the caption) and the photo of the sniper smirking at the German firing squad. When I was older and capable of actually reading this book, it became even more of a favorite. I would 'visit' it at the library when I went in. Ah, the memories this brings back...