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on 28 December 2014
I discovered this as it was one of the primary sources for Julian Jackson's 'France: The Dark Years in 1940-1944', a book I highly recommend if this is a period of history that interests you. Also recommended is Alan Massie's 'A Question of Loyalties' - which explores the complex moral choices forced on very ordinary people finding themselves in the invidious situation which was occupied France in WW2.
However, back to The Sorrow and the Pity! This is a stunning piece of documentary work which challenges our perceptions of the role the French played in WW2. I'm not at all surprised it took so many years to get a showing in France, I live in the heart of what would have been 'resistance territory' - Vichy France, and even now, for many it would make pretty unpalatable viewing.
This is quite a viewing commitment, and requires your full concentration as it's subtitled, but it's a commitment well,worth making.