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Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille

Author: Sullivan, Rosemary

Publisher: HarperPerennial

Format:Softcover
List Price:$14.95
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Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille : France, 1940. The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wermacht. For André Breton, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, and scores of other cultural elite who have been denounced as enemies of the Third Reich, the fear of imminent arrest, deportation, and death defines their daily life. Their only salvation is the Villa Air-Bel, a chí¢teau outside Marseille where a group of young people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep them alive. A powerfully told, meticulously researched true story filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air-Bel delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history. It is a remarkable account of how a diverse intelligentsia - intense, brilliant, and utterly terrified - was able to survive one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Europe

ISBN 13:9780060732516
ISBN 10:0060732512
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:476
Size:7.70" l x 5.30" w x 1.30" h
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