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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis and France's Greatest Treasure
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis and France's Greatest Treasure
by Don Kladstrup
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars A highly enjoyable account the French wine industry in WW2, 5 Sept. 2001
This is an amusing, but poignant account of how the French wine industry coped with the Nazi occupation (the telegrams from the French station master to his German superior had me laughing out loud!). Despite the humour it stills manages to convey the fear and hardships which were imposed on the people of France. It reads almost like a novel but each chapter is based upon interviews with the people involved. If you want an 'academic' study this is not for you, but for people who enjoy their history in a more 'relaxed' style I highly recommend this.


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