there had been the "phoney war" of September 1939 to may 1940. There is now the "phoney peace" (to borrow the expression of Jean-Noël Jeanneney, and David Korn-Brzoza). In the summer of 1945, that is, in any case, " funny holiday ", which has just started.
The word "funny" is not to be taken at the foot of the letter. If France can breathe again after four years of military occupation by the Germans, the country did not really mind the gaudriole. The nation mourns its dead. "600 000 soldiers and civilians, men, women or children, have lost their lives in the course of...Article reserved to subscribers
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