Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, And The Battle For France's Greatest Treasure

April 30, 2002|
Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, And The Battle For France's Greatest Treasure by Donald Kladstrup
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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.
The winner of three Emmys and the Alfred I. duPont—Columbia University, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, and the Overseas Press Club of America Awards for his journalism, Don Kladstrup is one of America's most distinguished network television news correspondents. His wife, Petie Kladstrup, is a freelance writer who has written widely about ...
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Title:Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, And The Battle For France's Greatest Treasure
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.27 X 5.53 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.27 X 5.53 X 0.72 in
Published:April 30, 2002
Publisher:Crown
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780767904483

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