Wine and War

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

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In the vineyards, wine caves and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country, winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life. This collection offers true stories of the vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent. There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 137.16 x 215.9 x 35.56mm | 476.27g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • no illustrations
  • 0340766778
  • 9780340766774

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Until his retirement in 1997, Donald Kladstrup was one of America's most distinguished network correspondents. He and his wife, Petie Kladstrup, have made Paris and Normandy their home for decades and are widely published on French Wine. Their articles have appeared in The Wine Spectator, among other magazines.

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