Week-end at Zuydcoote

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First English-language edition
(publ. Lehmann)

Week-end at Zuydcoote (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote) is a 1949 novel by French author Robert Merle. It won the 1949 Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. It was first published in English in 1950.[1]

In 1964 the novel was adapted to a film called Weekend at Dunkirk (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote), directed by Henri Verneuil, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. The music for the film was composed by Maurice Jarre.


  1. ^ Kirkup, James (2 April 2004). "Obituaries: Robert Merle". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2015.