The most wisdom-packed commentary on the problem set [before] all intelligent and patriotic Frenchmen by the events of 1940. -- D. W. Brogan, Spectator
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This was billed as giving some insight into the causes for the quick French defeat. It might be interesting as one person's story of his experiences, but the perspective is from... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ron Mc
Bloch's writing style is wordy; he's a real intellectual and this can make the reading a bit slow. However, his experience in both wars against Germany give his perspective you'll... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jaime Arbona
Good but sad history of the position of France in World War II. Proved that the angles and actions of France in the events of the country were not secure or positive, pre- or... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JA
My main reason for finding and reading this book is that it often shows up in citations and direct quotations in other histories on the fall of France in 1940. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Magnitude
Very different approach but does not really answer or even consider most of the basic questions concerning the unbelieveable collaspe of the strongest military in the world. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John M. Lay
Apparently written under difficulties resulting in some lack of authorial flow, but conveys the author's explanation for the collapse of his country, imbued with the feeling of one... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bruce Buchanan
This is not a history as much as it is Bloch reflecting on France's defeat to the Nazis. There are many aspects that I believe Bloch ignores to some extent by not mentioning or not... Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by james gray
Iam American and i hate the negative "french cowardice" stereotype. one only has to do some authentic research to know that the French are some of the bravest soldiers. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Bianca