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Robert O. Paxton

Robert O. Paxton is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University. He has published several books, including Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order and The Anatomy of Fascism.

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Melville’s French Resistance
Jean-Pierre Melville’s film Army of Shadows (1969) gives a dramatic account of the extreme dangers faced by the French who resisted the German occupation of 1940–1944. The time of the story is unspecified, but it is probably 1943, late enough …

By Robert O. Paxton