UNCENSORED FRANCE by Roy P. Porter

UNCENSORED FRANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A P Correspondent in occupied France, this reporter's story is essentially readable, but contains little new or news. Largely anecdotes, incident, etc. rather than the sort of careful analysis of Kernan's France on Berlin Time. The downfall, the occupation, champagne and women for the Nazis, the terror and the opposition to it, strongest in Brittany and Normandy, concentration camps, war prisoners, food, farming, ruins, the black market: portraits of Petain and Laval (he pictures Petain sympathetically, as a patriot trying to spare his country, and Laval as a rotter and traitor.) No material which is outstandingly significant -- but easy reading.

Publisher: Dial