Volume 1: Nazi Paris, Resistance, and The Secret War 1940-1944 with Nigel Perrin

Volume 1: Nazi Paris, Resistance, and The Secret War 1940-1944 with Nigel Perrin


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When Paris fell to the Nazis in June 1940, a handful of brave men and women chose to become soldiers in a new, secret war. From producing underground newspapers to sabotage and assassination, they fanned the flames of resistance and fought to liberate Paris from tyranny. This seminar will particularly focus on the exploits and the fates of some of its most fascinating characters, situating their stories within the Paris they knew.

Led by Dr. Nigel Perrin, a published author, and history lecturer, this interactive discussion will delve into this fascinating subject. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a better understanding of life in WW2 Paris. Perrin has long been fascinated by the history of France during the Occupation, particularly in relation to resistance and the work of secret services. Spirit of Resistance his biography of secret agent Harry Peulevé, was published in 2008. He is completing a biography of a French wartime spy and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and other publications.

Part 1 in a WW2 Parisian series. Part 2 and Part 3 coming soon.

Nigel has long been fascinated by the history of France during the Occupation, particularly in relation to the work of British secret services, a subject he began studying in 2003. 'Spirit of Resistance', his biography of secret agent Harry Peulevé, was published in 2008. Having completed his MA in Modern History at the University of Kent in Paris in 2015, he has now begun a doctorate on a spatial history of Paris under Occupation.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.