A FRENCH OFFICER'S DIARY by D. Barlone

A FRENCH OFFICER'S DIARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An intimate record of reversals, defeat, humiliation, shame, boredom as fourteen months compass the entrance of France into the war, the inactivity of the phony war period, the disbelief in the impending cataclysm, the vacillation, the sabotaging of faith in the leaders. Then surrender and the Armistice -- and the author's escape to North Africa, to Lisbon, to London there to join De Gaulle. A personal picture of events witnessed, interpreted, highlighting the tides of opinion, emotion and propaganda. Not primarily representative, but a help in viewing the French as friends.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan