By Don Kladstrup, Petie Kladstrup
The awesome untold tale of France’s brave, shrewdpermanent vinters who safe and rescued the country’s such a lot valuable commodity from German plunder in the course of global struggle II.
"To be a Frenchman ability to struggle in your kingdom and its wine."
–Claude Terrail, proprietor, eating place los angeles journey d’Argent
In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and presently the German military begun a crusade of pillaging one of many resources the French carry Most worthy: their wine. Like others within the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, however the story in their amazing efforts has remained principally unknown–until now. this is often the exciting and harrowing tale of the French wine manufacturers who undertook creative, bold measures to save lots of their adored vegetation and bottles because the Germans closed in on them. Wine and warfare illuminates a compelling, little-known bankruptcy of historical past, and stands as a tribute to awesome people who waged a conflict that, in a really possible way, stored the spirit of France.