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Strange defeat a statement of evidence written in 1940. by Marc LeМЃopold Benjamin Bloch

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Published by Oxford university press in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • France.

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- France.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, French.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of L"étrange défaite.

StatementWith an introd. by Sir Maurice Powicke and a foreword by Georges Altman. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD761 .B562
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 178 p.
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6049648M
LC Control Number49009698
OCLC/WorldCa1250452

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Marc Bloch wrote Strange Defeat during the three months following the fall of France, after he returned home from military service. In the midst of his anguish, he nevertheless "brought to his study of the crisis all the critical faculty and all the penetrating analysis of a first-rate historian" (Christian Science Monitor). Bloch takes a close look at the military failures he witnessed /5(2). List 2: March Bloch and the Strange Defeat 2 1. Marc Bloch and the Second World War. Marc Bloch’s personal history intersects with that of the Second World War in a number of ways. In writing The Strange Defeat, he bore witness to the collapse of France. As we shall see later in the course, the use of legal procedures has been.   A renowned historian and Resistance fighter - later executed by the Nazis - analyzes at first hand why France fell in Marc Bloch wrote Strange Defeat during the three months following the fall of France, after he returned home from military service. In the midst of his anguish, he 5/5(1). Buy Strange Defeat: A Statement of Evidence Written in New Ed by Bloch, Marc (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low 4/5(34).

  Buy a cheap copy of Strange Defeat book by Marc Bloch. A renowned historian and Resistance fighter — later executed by the Nazis — analyzes at first hand why France fell in Marc Bloch wrote Strange Defeat during Free shipping over $Cited by:   Strange Defeat: A Statement of Evidence Written in by Marc Bloch in EPUB, RTF, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Strange Defeat Quotes Showing of 3 “No doubt they thought that by allowing themselves to become martyrs to their nerves they were giving proof of a fine stoicism, just as by living in a continual rush they produced in their own minds an illusion of activity.”Author: Marc Bloch. Buy Strange Defeat by Bloch, Marc (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(34).