Wine and War The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
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 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.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
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|
|To Love the Vines|
|Hiding, Fibbing and Fobbing Off|
|The Growling Stomach|
|Wolves at the Door|
|Saving the Treasure|
|I Came Home Not Young Anymore|