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Actor Charlton Heston narrates this look at the efforts made by the French to regain control of their country following their loss to Germany in World War II. Once the Nazis began occupying their country, the French leaders of the resistance effort had to face complex challenges while trying to oust the intruders. They had to be especially careful to hide their efforts from those who had previously expressed sympathies for the German point of view. History professor Dr. H.R. Kedward of the University of Sussex, England, and historian Dr. Stephane Courtois of the Centre National du Researche Scientifique in Paris are among those who were interviewed for this episode. Footage was shot in Paris, Lyon, the Vercor region, and other parts of France. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi