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

Author: Don Kladstrup, Petie Kladstrup

Narrator: Todd McLaren

Unabridged: 9 hr 23 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 03/19/2012

Genre: History - Military - World War Ii

Synopsis

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 those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

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