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by Collins-Lapierre

eBook Is Paris Burning? download ISBN: 0586210792
Author: Collins-Lapierre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster; New Ed edition (1965)
Language: English
Pages: 496
ePub: 1661 kb
Fb2: 1896 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

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Is Paris Burning? book. The Jewish Uprising in Warsaw in 1943 and the Polish fight in Warsaw a year later were more serious fights with consequences and lasted far longer. The Paris uprising sputtered for a few days before the French 2nd Armored Division and the US 4th Infantry Division made their entry into the city.

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From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris.

[This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Frederick Davidson] ''Is Paris burning?'' is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city. Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly -- and how miraculously -- the city escaped Hitler's secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events -- day by day, moment by moment -- that saved the City of Light. Bestselling authors and renowned journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre spent three years researching this book, drawing on French Resistance radio messages, German military records, countless interviews, and secret correspondence between de Gaulle, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Here they re-create the drama, the fervor, and the triumph that heralded one of the most dramatic events of our time.
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Digital version. The dubbing of some of the dialogue is just what it is. There is no getting around that this is a classic movie that covers the resistance in Paris, and no other movie does. The cinematography is excellent. Actual historic film is inserted here and there and is blended in well enough. Lots of historic actors of the period are in the movie, and though I remember them all, younger audiences will likely not feel nostalgia, either for the actors, nor the movie itself I suppose. I remember it well, and really enjoyed watching it again. Could it be better? yes. It is a shame about the dubbing where done, but the movie is still a classic and Paris ( of the war) ( and in the 60's when this was shot ) is really the star of the movie anyway.
The only reason I haven't given this 5 stars is because it had TOO much detail! Initially, I thought it was part fact, part fiction, but when I read the Acknowledgements, I realized that it was all factual. A superb description of the complex factors in the liberation of Paris.
One of the best WW2 based films ever made. Two stories; first the one about the Parisians preparing to fight off the Germans when they hear the Americans are coming, and the German general who has fallen in love with the city, and ultimately gives his life to save it from destruction by his own army. IMO, one of the finest theme songs ever written.
Not since my college days have I picked up any sort of history/memoirs type book but for some reason this one intrigued me. Probably because I knew so little of the particulars of this action. It gave just enough personal information, a small amount of known history and some unknown to me history and world changing history
This is a fast reading book anyone interested in WW II should read.
I recently returned from a trip to Paris and caught just a little history of the WWII occupation and liberation. This book was a good accounting of the liberation starting from a few weeks prior with the appointment of General Colditz as the commander of Paris up to his surrender. It could be used as a good travel guide to visit areas of Paris that were key during the liberation, including Notre Dame, St. Michel, Hotel De Vile, Hotel Maurice, Tulieries, Arc De Triumpth, etc. The depth and tempo of the book was just about right for me.
Towards the end of the war Hitler ordered the destruction of Paris, which of course was never carried out. This book covers the occupation of Paris and its evacuation by the Germans. It also is about the wiring of Paris for total destruction and the general with a heart who could not order its bombing. A great read if you like war stories...
I read this years ago. It is still enthralling. I like the fact that Kindle lets me look up different people, see photos and check out what happened to them.
This is a most interesting piece of film for it highlights the events that the French undertook to save their city from Nazi ruin. Paris is a historical landmark not only for the French but for the world. It is very well detailed from the very beginning to its end. The end result is that the Nazi general in charge, saw the true facts that Germany would lose the war and that it would be aberration of war to destroy such a historic and monumental city of all ages. It is very reminiscent to the Longest Day. Having these two films as part of your WWII collection is a must!