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The Cruel Victory - The French Resistance, D-Day and the Battle for the Vercors 1944 (Paperback) Loot Price: R193
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The Cruel Victory - The French Resistance, D-Day and the Battle for the Vercors 1944 (Paperback): Paddy Ashdown

The Cruel Victory - The French Resistance, D-Day and the Battle for the Vercors 1944 (Paperback)

Paddy Ashdown

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From best-selling author of `A Brilliant Little Operation', winner of the British Army Military History prize and the Royal marines History prize for 2013, comes the long neglected D-Day story of the Resistance uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif - the largest action by the French Resistance during the Second World War. In 1941 factions of the French Resistance began to plot against their German occupiers. Aided by Allied arms and secret agents, they would seize the mountainous Vercors plateau in south-eastern France in a D-Day uprising intended to divert the Nazis from the Normandy beaches. But when muddled Allied strategy in London and Algiers left them abandoned, the 4,500 young fighters were left to face the might of the German Army alone. `The Cruel Victory' gives voice to the young fighters who fought the largest Resistance battle of the war. It is a story of how early idealism can turn to despair, and of the cost to those on the front line of battle when those at the top know too little about the harsh realities of war. It is a human story of heroic proportion.

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Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2015
Authors: Paddy Ashdown
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-752081-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history
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Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-00-752081-6
Barcode: 9780007520817

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