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Published: 01 August 2018

368 Pages | 12


ISBN: 9780190499549

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Deposition, 1940-1944

A Secret Diary of Life in Vichy France

Léon Werth and Edited and translated by David Ball

  • Diary of life in Vichy France under Nazi occupation, widely hailed in France, previously unpublished in English
  • Unique in that it recounts life and opinions in the countryside, villages and towns, not Paris, except for
  • an eyewitness account of the Paris insurrection of August 1944 as well as the workings of a Resistance group there in the previous months
  • David Ball, the translator, won the French-American Foundation Translation prize for his translation of Jean Guehenno's Diary of the Dark Years (OUP, 2014)