Film: Life and Death in Occupied France

Silent Village

By Robert Pike, published 27th October 2021

Virtual Branch Lecture Recording

Robert Pike joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss the research for his latest book Silent Village: Life and Death in Occupied France. This work explores life in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane before, during and after the infamous massacre and destruction by Nazi Germany that took place on 10 June 1944. Robert Pike is currently a PhD student at Cardiff University. His doctoral research is entitled 'An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rural Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France'. His first book, Defying Vichy: Blood, Fear and French Resistance, tells the story of the origins of the Resistance in the Dordogne.

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