I've been obsessed with World War 2 since I was little and when I think of France not only being occupied by the Germans, but also collaborating actively with their loathsome policies, my heart shrinks; that's pretty much the only time I feel very French deep down. So naturally June 6 is always a special day for me. That is when the allies landed on the beaches of Normandy and started liberating Europe from the German grip, bringing with them jazz, gum and my dear liberté.
Update: a reader posted Paul Eluard's poem "Liberté" in the Comments! Enjoy this masterpiece...
If you want to read about France during the war, one of the best novels ever is Irène Nimerovsky's splendid Suite Française, which I have already recommended on this blog. Another unforgettable read is Carmen Callil's Bad Faith, about Darquier, a French official who shamelessly championed the Nazi agenda in France. Feel free to share other recommendations!
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