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The remarkable untold story of France's courageous, clever vintners who protected and rescued the country's most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

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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 those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

"The book is a reminder of the toil that goes into winemaking. Listeners will want to sip their favorite varietal as they listen." ---AudioFile

"Assured, detailed, highly readable . . . does honor to all those who labored to keep French wines from barbarous hands. An engrossing addition to the popular literature of WWII." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"As exciting and interesting and pleasurable as wine itself." ---Robert Mondavi

"A great yarn, as gripping as a good adventure story." ---The Wall Street Journal
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Wine and War

The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

Author Don Kladstrup, Petie Kladstrup

Narrated by Todd McLaren

Publication date Mar 19, 2012

Running time 10 hrs

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