New York: Metropolitan Books, (2002). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; x, (x), 507, (i), index; illustrated with black and white photographs and maps; burgundy cloth and cream paper covered boards, lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #19197
In France, the German occupation is called simply the "dark years." There were only the "good French" who resisted and the "bad French" who collaborated. Marianne in Chains, a broad and provocative history drawing on previously unseen archives, firsthand interviews, diaries, and eyewitness accounts, uncovers the complex truth of the time. Robert Gildea's groundbreaking study reveals the everyday life in the heart of occupied France; the pressing imperatives of work, food, transportation, and family obligations that led to unavoidable compromise and negotiation with the army of occupation.