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The Resource The liberation of Paris : how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light, Jean Edward Smith

The liberation of Paris : how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light, Jean Edward Smith

Label
The liberation of Paris : how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light
Title
The liberation of Paris
Title remainder
how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The liberation of Paris tells the dramatic story of the Allied decision in World War II to divert from the strategic plan in order to save the City of Light from chaos and assist de Gaulle's efforts to become France's new leader even as the German general in charge of the occupation defied his orders to destroy the city as the Allies closed in."--
  • Following their breakout from Normandy in late June 1944, the Allies swept across northern France in pursuit of the German army. As they advanced, local forces in Paris began their own liberation, defying the occupying German troops. Charles de Gaulle urged General Dwight Eisenhower to divert forces to liberate Paris. Neither man knew that the German commandant, Dietrich von Choltitz, convinced that the war was lost, dissembled and schemed to surrender the city to the Allies intact, defying Hitler's orders to leave it a burning ruin. Smith shows how the decision to free the city slowed the Allied momentum and allowed the Germans to regroup, prolonging the war for another six months. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Edward
Dewey number
940.54/214361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
D762.P3
LC item number
S65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The liberation of Paris : how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light, Jean Edward Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Paris occupied -- De Gaulle and the resistance -- The Allies advance -- The German defense -- The resistance rises -- Eisenhower changes plans -- Leclerc moves out -- A field of ruins -- Day of liberation -- De Gaulle triumphant
Control code
on1056742832
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781501164927
Lccn
2018036260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
The liberation of Paris : how Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz saved the City of Light, Jean Edward Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Paris occupied -- De Gaulle and the resistance -- The Allies advance -- The German defense -- The resistance rises -- Eisenhower changes plans -- Leclerc moves out -- A field of ruins -- Day of liberation -- De Gaulle triumphant
Control code
on1056742832
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781501164927
Lccn
2018036260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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