Simon Heffer

Swept Under The Carpet

Bad Faith: The Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland


Jonathan Cape 576pp £20 order from our bookshop

The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation


Allen Lane The Penguin Press 496pp £25 order from our bookshop

The scars inflicted on France by the Nazi occupation of 1940–44 – and, more to the point, by the collaboration of some of the French with the occupier – still run deep. For decades after the event ‘collabos’ were shunned in French communities. Now most of them are dead, but in some cases their children have been tarred with the brush of betrayal. 

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