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Inhaltsangabe: A British historian, using new-found source material, tells for the first time the full story of a pivotal episode in World War II. On Christmas Ever, 1942, 21-year-old Fernand Bonnier fired two shots into the stomach of Jean-Francois Darlan, the Vichy leader in North Africa. Two hours later Admiral Darlan died. The assassin was shot after a court-martial in Algiers. Behind this assissination was a complex and tangled story which Anthony Verrier has tried to unravel using British and American secret service papers and interviews with informed British and French respondents to compensate for the lack of officially available documents.
From Publishers Weekly:
The conflict between Roosevelt and Churchill over the landings in North Africa in 1942 (Operation TORCH) revolved around the question of French participation. Roosevelt supported the collaborationist Vichy regime, represented in Algiers by Admiral Jean-Francois Darlan, and refused to recognize the Free French movement under General deGaulle--while Churchill, who considered Darlan "an odious Quisling," supported the Free French. (Churchill's position was further complicated by FDR's determination to represent TORCH as an all-American effort.) The British were shocked to discover that Roosevelt had made a deal with Darlan, promising political leadership in postwar France. When Darlan was assassinated on Christmas Eve, 1942, by a young member of the local Resistance, there was "a notable absence of regret" on the part of the British and Gaullists. Verrier, a British journalist, chronicles behind-the-scenes maneuvering with narrative skill, rebutting the theory that Churchill was prepared to abandon deGaulle, and shedding light on FDR's baffling opposition to the Free French movement. Photos not seen by PW.
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Titel: Assassination in Algiers: Churchill, ...
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Buchbeschreibung Macmilan & Co, 1992. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0333414403. 1990, 302pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 094058
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003975174
Buchbeschreibung London: Macmillan, 1992. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. | 9" x 6". 302pp. Index. | Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 175977