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Wine & War

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The remarkable untold story of France's courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country's most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine.

-Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d'Argent

In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

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Retired American network correspondent Donald Kladstrup and his wife Petie have accumulated this collection of stories of wartime France as seen through the eyes and actions of those involved with France's most precious crop.

Synopsis:

An entertaining account of the shrewdness of France's vintners, who managed to protect their country's most treasured commodity from German plunder in World War II. "Full of spicy anecdotes" "Evening Standard".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780340766781
Author:
KLADSTRUP, PETIE
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20020404
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
131 x 195 in.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Europe » France » World War II
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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"Synopsis" by , Retired American network correspondent Donald Kladstrup and his wife Petie have accumulated this collection of stories of wartime France as seen through the eyes and actions of those involved with France's most precious crop.
"Synopsis" by , An entertaining account of the shrewdness of France's vintners, who managed to protect their country's most treasured commodity from German plunder in World War II. "Full of spicy anecdotes" "Evening Standard".
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