By Jacques Sapir
Et si l. a. France avait continué los angeles guerre en juin 1940 ? Et si le gouvernement français avait continué l. a. lutte contre l’Allemagne hitlérienne depuis l’Afrique du Nord ?
Telles sont les questions posées par cet essai où l’histoire rencontre l. a. fiction à travers une oeuvre romanesque haletante et poignante.
Ainsi prend forme une façon entièrement novatrice de relire et d’étudier l’histoire de l’année 1940, dans tous ses elements : politique, économique, diplomatique et stratégique. Une replacement aux journées tragiques de juin à décembre 1940 se dessine alors, le contraste entre le attainable et le réel n’ayant qu’un seul yet : montrer que los angeles décision de demander un armistice n’était en rien inéluctable.
Voici le récit d’une histoire qui n’a pas été, mais qui aurait pu être.
« Un récit maîtrisé et plein de suspense, un exercice intellectuel stimulant ponctué de characteristics d’humour. » L’Express
« Une ‘‘uchronie” aussi sérieuse qu’excitante.
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It was lost over Belgium on September 21, 1944. (NARA) BOTTOM One of the key technical innovations in 1943 was the ground-search radar, which allowed targets to be attacked through cloud cover. This was the first B-17F fitted with the British H2S radar in a special fairing under the nose, and seen on August 25, 1943, while serving with the 92nd Bombardment Group. com The H2S eventually made way for the more advanced H2X radar. These two B-17G Pathfinders from the 413th Squadron, 96th Bombardment Group, have their APS-15 Mickey (H2X) radars extended for use; the antenna took the place of the ventral ball turret.
E. non-training aircraft), with Luftwaffe pilots’ hours falling from about 40 hours to 30 while USAAF pilots went from about 75 hours to 125 hours. The training limitations also affected trained ground crews. On average it took about 160 Luftwaffe ground personnel for every pilot, and skilled mechanics and other specialists were also in very short supply, which adversely impacted readiness rates and limited the Luftwaffe’s ability to create more fighter units. USAAF The USAAF’s original strategic force in the ETO was the Eighth Air Force.