And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alan Riding

By Alan Riding

On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled right into a silent and abandoned Paris. 8 days later, a humbled France authorized defeat besides overseas career.

While the swastika now flew over Paris, the town of sunshine used to be undamaged, and shortly a unusual form of normalcy back as theaters, opera homes, motion picture theaters, and nightclubs reopened for enterprise. laying off mild in this severe second of twentieth-century ecu cultural historical past, And the convey Went On focuses anew on no matter if artists and writers have a different accountability to teach ethical management in moments of nationwide trauma.

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Finally winning grudging permission for a withdrawal behind the Dnieper River. estimated 69,000 Soviets; the XVII Corps, 9,284 — — men men facing an facing 49,500; the IV 13,143 men facing 18,000. In armament, guns of the Sixth Army confronted 165 Soviet tanks. Manstein then summed it up for Hitler. "With our available forces, the Donets region cannot be defended, my Fiihrer. Either you let us have fresh forces, and that means twelve divisions, or the Donets region must be abandoned. " Hitler hesitated, evaded, and argued that every inch of ground must be contested to avoid the intolerable loss of the region's industrial and agricultural riches.

A radio operator (below) adjusts his set. As a vital communications link, he received and sent to the unit commander as well as to other tanks. Using the telescopic sight beside him and following instructions from the commander, the gunner aimed and fired the tank's cannon. 43 become a desperate defensive struggle consisting of stopgap measures against a much On August 3, stronger enemy. Vatutin unleashed a two-pronged offensive with five full armies against Manstein's forces north of Belgorod.

Only after mid-October, when its the generals finally concluded that German cordon around Bukrin was too strong switch the main point of their attack to Lyutezh. the to concentrate farther south, at the bridgehead established near to breach, did they On October 24, showing skill and speed learned from two years of bitter moving the entire Third Guards Tank Army shifting more than 300 tanks and self-propelled guns and hundreds of artillery pieces, armored personnel carriers, cars, and trucks over the 120 miles between Bukrin and the crossing at Lyutezh.

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