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Invasion '14

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Novel about the effects of the War on the French families behind the German lines.
Hardcover, 707 pages
Published 1937 by Viking
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Brendan Hodge
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Van der Meersch is from the very northern part of France, Lille and its environs, by the Belgian border. This novel, published in 1937, chronicles the occupation of that area by Germany during the First World War.

The novel has a huge cast of characters and is rich in historical detail. Much of what it has to show is unrelentingly dark, but it keeps a human touch throughout.

The main odd thing about the novel, which seems particularly noticeable to a modern reader, is the Van der Meersch's narra
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Dominique
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book takes place during the first world war between Lille Roubaix and french Flanders on the border. This region has been occupied by germans immediatly at the beginning of the war. In a very brutal way. Through several families we follow the life of people occupied. No food, no heating, people needing to be ingenious to find a way to survive.Through different characters the author shows heroic resistants but also lot of people taking avantage of the situation to make money or just to find ...more
Alfredo
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novela-historica
No es lo que ustedes piensan. Se trata de la invasión del ejercito alemán a un pueblo francés en 1914. Debo reconocer que cuando lo compré pensaba que era ese de las cucarachas alien y John Rico; después recordé que ese era Starship Rroopers
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