Comments: French History: The Occupation

I moved to France about a month and a half ago, and I have discovered (not to my surprise at all) that the views of the average French citizen are MUCH more complex than is depicted in the media or in the (overly) celebrated "new media" of weblogs.

Thanks for posting your history. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Posted by Jack at June 3, 2004 02:11 PM

Thanks Jennifer - excellent post. I think for most of the world the history of WW2 has been simplified to fit onto movie theater screens. Yes, great deeds were done to defeat Germany, but much of the true history has been skewed by the entertainment industry (with the full cooperation of the public buying tickets). It's good to revisit history and continue to state what really happened so it isn't forgotten!

Posted by Teresa at June 3, 2004 10:33 PM

Excellent post. Like anything else, history is a story with many interpretations, and the reality lies somewhere in the middle.

Posted by Ted at June 4, 2004 06:42 AM