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This is an auction for THE FALL OF FRANCE: THE NAZI INVASION OF 1940, by Julian Jackson .

"Once in a while a book comes along with an analysis of the past that so strongly resonates with the present that it is as if the two are fused.... Mr Jackson shows that France was better prepared and better led than either Britain in 1940 or France itself had been in 1914. France's military defeat and Britain's survival and ultimate triumph were not due to innate, cultural defects in the French character. Geography meant France was attacked first: it lacked time and lacked the channel.... And the alliance between France and Britain never recovered. As Mr Jackson's book shows, sometimes events on the ground can move very fast, but history takes its own time."
- Wall Street Journal

"France's sudden and shocking defeat in May of 1940 was one of the great calamities in the history of Western democracy.... Jackson assesses the social and political, and also the diplomatic, intelligence, and military, context of the catastrophe.... His book is the best introduction to it.... An admirably accessible analytical history of a complex and fraught event."
- Atlantic Monthly

"Jackson's book tells in gripping detail the military, human and political story of a few crucial weeks whose ramifications for European relations for decades afterwards were enormous.... More than a military history, this sharply written account is also an elegy for a fading culture in which we all have a stake."
- Financial Times

Very favourable reviews on

Oxford University Press paperback 2003.

274 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout..

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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