By Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
During this outstanding synthesis of social, political, and cultural historical past, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper current a brilliant and compelling portrayal of town of lighting fixtures after its liberation. Paris turned the diplomatic battleground within the commencing levels of the chilly warfare. by contrast risky political backdrop, each point of existence is portrayed: ratings have been settled in a coarse and asymmetric justice, black sellers grew wealthy at the distress of the inhabitants, and more and more highbrow luminaries and artists? together with Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picasso?contributed new principles and a renewed power to this amazing second in time.
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Peters Bryanston Camp, Blandford. 18th Infantry Regiment CO Col George A. Smith Jr CP: IIsington House, near Puddletown. 1st Bn: Piddlehinton Camp, moving on 12 January 1944 to Chickerell Camp. 2nd Bn and Cannon Coy: Broadmayne and West Knighton. 3rd Bn and Service Coy: Dorchester. A/tk Coy: Winterborne St Martin. HQ Coy: Puddletown. 1st Reconnaissance Troop CO: Capt William l. Blake Initially at Norden Hill Camp, Maiden Newton, then in Piddlehinton Camp. 1st Division MP Platoon CO: Maj Thomas F: lancer Initially all at Piddlehinton, then dispersed to Piddlehinton, Blandford, and Bournemouth.
On receiving Eisenhower's note concerning the events, Patton set out to make amends. He apologised to the soldiers concerned and the medical personnel present during the incidents. More remarkably, he addressed all of the divisions of the Seventh Army in turn, apologizing 'for any occasions, when I may have harshly criticised individuals'. The reception he received was mixed and it has been reported that he was met with stony silence by the 1st Division. Eisenhower accepted the sincerity of Patton's apologies and decided to take the matter no further.