By Jacques Sapir
Et si l. a. France avait continué los angeles guerre en juin 1940 ? Et si le gouvernement français avait continué los angeles lutte contre l’Allemagne hitlérienne depuis l’Afrique du Nord ?
Telles sont les questions posées par cet essai où l’histoire rencontre l. a. fiction à travers une oeuvre romanesque haletante et poignante.
Ainsi prend forme une façon entièrement novatrice de relire et d’étudier l’histoire de l’année 1940, dans tous ses facets : politique, économique, diplomatique et stratégique. Une replacement aux journées tragiques de juin à décembre 1940 se dessine alors, le contraste entre le attainable et le réel n’ayant qu’un seul yet : montrer que los angeles décision de demander un armistice n’était en rien inéluctable.
Voici le récit d’une histoire qui n’a pas été, mais qui aurait pu être.
« Un récit maîtrisé et plein de suspense, un exercice intellectuel stimulant ponctué de features d’humour. » L’Express
« Une ‘‘uchronie” aussi sérieuse qu’excitante.
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1940 Et si la France avait continué la guerre... by Jacques Sapir