Mar 1, 1972
collaboration, but by 1964 not one remained in prison. Those summarily executed before and after the Liberation he puts at roughly 1o,ooo (the figure given officially by General de Gaulle in his memoirs), thus rejecting Aron's figure of 30,000 to 40,000 (given both in his earlier work on the Liberation and in the work in progress) and the much higher figures alleged by adherents of Vichy. Still, he admits the provisional and minimal nature of this number, while wondering how anything more accurate will ever be arrived at now. The book is scrupulous, well organized, agreeably put together. Robert Aron's Histoire de l'dpuration (Paris, 1967) will be a welcome complementary narrative, but, judging from the first volume, it will not replace this critical American estimate.