- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interesting fact: In 1943, more books were published in France than in either the United States or Britain. “The German system of control depended heavily on French self-censorship,” Cora Sol Goldstein writes in an essay in the October issue of the Journal of Military History.
Another interesting fact: “There are no records of even a single French policeman refusing to follow the order to round up French Jews.”
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