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Good but not for light reading,
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This review is from: The Cruel Victory: The French Resistance, D-Day and the Battle for the Vercors 1944 (Kindle Edition)
Thoroughly researched account of a tragic mistake caused by unforgivable confusion and indecision in London and Algiers and to a degree by pig-headedness among the Maquisards themselves. It is a very detailed narrative especially in relation to the people involved and the geography of the Vercors which I found worked best for me if I did not try to retain all of the detail but just let the 'story' flow. I do feel that too long was spent on the political and military comings and goings prior to D-day and that these could have been given in more succinct form without any loss of understanding of what led to the tragedy that was the Vercors.