By Ronald C. Rosbottom
On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and approximately abandoned Paris. 8 days later, France authorized a humiliating defeat and overseas career. for that reason, an eerie feel of normalcy settled over the town of sunshine. Many Parisians keenly tailored themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. while, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, deportations, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes---Jews, immigrants, youth, communists, rightists, cultural icons akin to Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Sartre, in addition to cops, academics, scholars, and shop owners---rallied round a little-known French army officer, Charles de Gaulle.
WHEN PARIS WENT darkish inspires with lovely precision the aspect of lifestyle in a urban below career, and the courageous those that fought opposed to the darkness. counting on various resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, files, interviews, own histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photos, movie and historic studies---Rosbottom has cast a groundbreaking e-book that would perpetually effect how we comprehend these darkish years within the urban of Light.