Wine and War The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

ISBN-10: 0767904486
ISBN-13: 9780767904483
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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 unknownuntil 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.

Petie Kladstrup is a freelance writer who has written widely about France & French life. Contributor to "Wine Spectator", she divides her time between Paris & Normandy.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
To Love the Vines
Nomads
The Weinfuhrers
Hiding, Fibbing and Fobbing Off
The Growling Stomach
Wolves at the Door
The Fete
Saving the Treasure
Eagle's Nest
The Collaborator
I Came Home Not Young Anymore
Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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