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Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d'Azur
During World War II three distinct forces opposed the Allies - Germany, Italy, and Japan. Few areas of the world experienced domination by more than a single one of these, but southeastern France – the region popularly known as the Riviera or Cote d’Azur - was one. Not only did inhabitants suffer through Italian Fascism and German Nazism but also under a third hardship at ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by I.B.Tauris
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This is a comprehensive and highly detailed account of World War II in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the south-eastern part of France. The war in this part differed somewhat from that in other parts of France. It went through five phases: the early war up to the fall of France in June 1940, including the desultory Italian invasion of France; the Vichy France period, which lasted until its eclipse in the wake of the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942; the Italian occupation, which ...more