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The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble That Won France

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At a crucial moment in the Second World War, an obscure French general reaches a fateful personal decision: to fight on alone after his government's flight from Paris and its capitulation to Nazi Germany.

Amid the ravages of a world war, three men — a general, a president, and a prime minister — are locked in a rivalry that threatens their partnership and puts the world's most celebrated city at risk of destruction before it can be liberated. This is the setting of The Paris Game, a dramatic recounting of how an obscure French general under sentence of death by his government launches on the most enormous gamble of his life: to fight on alone after his country's capitulation to Nazi Germany. In a game of intrigue and double-dealing, Charles de Gaulle must struggle to retain the loyalty of Winston Churchill against the unforgiving opposition of Franklin Roosevelt and the traitorous manoeuvring of a collaborationist Vichy France. How he succeeds in restoring the honour of France and securing its place as a world power is the stuff of raw history, both stirring and engrossing.

Synopsis:

Long dismissed as a vain and arrogant self-seeker chasing glory, Charles de Gaulle is revealed in The Paris Game as a transformative figure of the twentieth century whose unflagging determination brings France back from defeat and saves it from the twin threats of Communism and dictatorship

About the Author

Ray Argyle is a Canadian journalist and author who has written several books of biography and political history. His long association with France began as a young reporter aboard the first trans-polar commercial flight from the west coast of North America to Europe. When not travelling in France, he lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

I - Days of Darkness: The Hand is Dealt

                                                                       

Chapter 1 - The Débacle of Paris      

Chapter 2 - A Rebel at Heart

Chapter 3  - Into the Abyss

Chapter 4 - The Collapse of the Third Republic                   

 

II - Days of Defiance: The Wild Card is Drawn

 

Chapter 5 - The Appeal of June 18

Chapter 6 - Surviving the Swastika  

Chapter 7 - Soldiers of the Empire

Chapter 8 - Wild Cards in Play         

Chapter 9 - Warriors at Odds

 

III - Days of Might: The Bet is Called

 

Chapter 10 - Débarquement at Dawn                       

Chapter 11 - Return of the Fighting French 

Chapter 12 - To the Barricades!

Chapter 13 - The Road to Paris                     

 

IV - Days of Liberation: The Stakes are Raised

                       

Chapter 14 - The Liberation of Paris

Chapter 15 - Paris Exultant!              

Chapter 16 - Getting Even

Chapter 17 - From Rebel to Ruler

           

V - Days of Glory - The Wager is Won

 

Chapter 18 - The Gamble for France

Chapter 19 - The Last Battle - “Algérie francaise!”

Chapter 20 - The Republic of de Gaulle

Chapter 21 - The Legend and the Legacy

 

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

Notes and Sources

Index

Product Details

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9781459722866
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Argyle, Ray
Publisher:
Dundurn Group
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Military - World War II
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Paris France Free French Chareles de Gaulle Second World War Maquis French Resistance Vichy France Marshall Petain Admiral Francois Darlan Jean Moulin D-Day Collapse of France Invasion of France 2nd Armoured Division Eiffel Tower Jean-Paul
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Paris France Free French Chareles de Gaulle Second World War Maquis French Resistance Vichy France Marshall Petain Admiral Francois Darlan Jean Moulin D-Day Collapse of France Invasion of France 2nd Armoured Division Eiffel Tower Jean-Paul
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Paris France Free French Chareles de Gaulle Second World War Maquis French Resistance Vichy France Marshall Petain Admiral Francois Darlan Jean Moulin D-Day Collapse of France Invasion of France 2nd Armoured Division Eiffel Tower Jean-Paul
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Paris France Free French Chareles de Gaulle Second World War Maquis French Resistance Vichy France Marshall Petain Admiral Francois Darlan Jean Moulin D-Day Collapse of France Invasion of France 2nd Armoured Division Eiffel Tower Jean-Paul
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Paris France Free French Chareles de Gaulle Second World War Maquis French Resistance Vichy France Marshall Petain Admiral Francois Darlan Jean Moulin D-Day Collapse of France Invasion of France 2nd Armoured Division Eiffel Tower Jean-Paul Sarte Simone Bo
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Military-World War II General
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Presidents
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France
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HISTORY / Europe/France
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History : Military - World War II
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Biography: Historical, Political & Military
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Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
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Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Paris, France, Free French, Chareles de Gaulle, Second World War, Maquis, French Resistance, Vichy France, Marshall Petain, Admiral Francois Darlan, Jean Moulin, D-Day, Collapse of France, Invasion of France, 2nd Armoured Division, Eiffel Tower, Jean-Paul
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Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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