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The History Of Life In Occupied And Vichy France During World War II In All Regions DVD Format!
No other documentary but this succeeds so fully in the unique and sorrowful purpose of documenting life in occupied and Vichy France during World War II. No other documentary spends as much time explaining and illustrating the development of German domination from an attempt to appear friendly and good natured to forced conscription into the German slave state apparatus as this documentary does. Rather than make a sweeping survey of the subject, you'll see how Marshal Petain began as a man who, regardless of a capitulation to the Germans that General De Gaulle opposed, tried to intercede for his country and nonetheless became as the head of the Vichy state in the southern unoccupied part of France a virtual prisoner puppet of the Nazis; how the Prime Minister of Vichy Pierre Laval willingly collaborated with the Nazis; how the French in the northern occupied part of the country went from reconciling themselves to the occupation to active resistance against it, and much more. Unique newsreel footage not contained in any other treatment of this subject bring home not only the details of, but the emotions and reality of, their national plight. Anyone who wants a single source clear exposition of life in occupied France will need to have this in their video library (Black/White, 1964, 48 Minutes.).