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Resistance and Betrayal by Patrick Marnham
Sep 05, 2012 | ISBN 9781588360786

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"Enthralling and intelligent, a masterly exploration of the sinister labyrinth that was wartime France… Marnham wonderfully brings to light the moral confusion of the time. It is a remarkable book, utterly fascinating." — Alan Massie

"The betrayal and murder of Jean Moulin, who was appointed by de Gaulle as leader of the Resistance, is a story which has gripped France for more than half a century. Moulin was captured in Lyons in June 1943 after Gestapo agents burst into a secret meeting he was holding in a doctor’s house. He was subjected to days of horrendous torture, but died without talking. Exactly who betrayed him has long been one of the great mysteries of the Second World War… Patrick Marnham is very good on French self-deception: a moral self-deception which began with Vichy for psychological reasons and continued under de Gaulle… [His] book is as gripping as a detective story." — Anthony Beevor, author of Stalingrad

"Resistance and Betrayal is a gripping account of the last days of the French Resistance hero who was tortured to death by Klaus Barbie. Moulin’s ashes now lie in the Pantheon. But who was the real Jean Moulin? Was he a secret Soviet agent, trying to bring about a Communist takeover? Was he betrayed by the other Resistance leaders? Marnham’s biography is a brilliant mix of political thriller and wartime history." — J.G. Ballard, author of Crash

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