By Jacques Sapir
Et si los angeles France avait continué l. a. guerre en juin 1940 ? Et si le gouvernement français avait continué l. a. 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 features : politique, économique, diplomatique et stratégique. Une substitute 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 l. a. 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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With Kampfgruppe Fallois in the lead, this move will cut off Bastogne from the south and west. 14. 21 DECEMBER: Late in the day Kampfgruppe Fallois reaches the Ourthe river crossings. 15. 20 DECEMBER: Kampfgruppe Böhm, the reconnaissance element of the 2nd Panzer Division, seizes a bridge over the Ourthe river at Ortheuville. Kampfgruppe Cochenhausen follows, but the division is unable to quickly exploit the breakthrough due to a lack of fuel. BASTOGNE ENCIRCLED 19-23 December 1944, viewed from the southeast.
McAuliffe's primary concern was that ammunition would run out before Patton's Third Army arrived. After two days of skirmishing, significant German attacks resumed on 23 December. 39 to the west. German infantry attempted to stealthily probe past the scattered US outposts and once in position, a pair of assault guns came clanking up the road but were halted by a wrecked half-track that blocked the approach. A platoon from G/327th Glider Infantry was overwhelmed on Hill 500 after dark, and the attack penetrated into Marvie.
The stage was now set for some of the largest and most bitter battles of the Ardennes campaign. The fighting through Christmas in the southern sector was concentrated in three main areas: Bastogne, the approaches to the Meuse River near Dinant, and the road junctions along the Tailles plateau beyond Houfallize. THE DEFENSE OF BASTOGNE The decision to free Panzer Lehr Division to race for the Meuse reduced the strength of the German forces around Bastogne. , this meant that the attack was only being conducted by a reinforced division.
1940 Et si la France avait continué la guerre... by Jacques Sapir