ROBERT PIKE is a graduate of the University of Exeter in History and French. After having written a number of books on the French language, he has turned his attention back to the history of the occupation of France, revisiting survivors of the Resistance who he first talked to twenty years ago. For this book he has drawn on oral and written testimonies from Resistance members, official Vichy police archives and a vast array of secondary evidence written by historians in France and abroad.
'Pacey and engaging ... a fascinating contribution to the field.' -- Robert Gildea 'A meticulously researched and valuable contribution to the history of the German occupation.' -- Caroline Moorehead A vivid and evocative account ... Robert Pike is to be applauded for bringing these stories to a wider readership. -- Hanna Diamond 'A moving account of the darkest and brightest period in French history.' -- Matthew Cobb 'Pulsating with action and detailed stories.' -- Rod Kedward Excellent ... A detailed, well-written and eminently readable book that will be of interest to any student or scholar of Vichy and the Occupation years. -- David Lees * MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FRANCE *