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"Suite Francaise" (The War and Society Film Series) Bookmark and Share

Feb 18

5 p.m. @ Edwards room 256
Free, no ticket required

Philip Whalen, professor, Department of History

The military defeat and collapse of the French national government in 1940 created a situation in which ordinary citizens were largely left to their own devices. As self-interest and survival became paramount, Louise Angellier, a French villager whose husband was a prisoner of war, found herself torn between the duty to resist the occupying army and the charming advances of Bruno von Falk, a German soldier billeted in her house … all under the watchful gaze of her mother-in-law and while her compatriots suffered privation and misery.

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