Wine and War – by Don Kladstrup Description:

Wine and War The remarkable untold story of Frances courageous clever vinters who protected and rescued the countrys 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 dArgent 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. Wine and War – by Don Kladstrup