New PDF release: A BRIDGE TO ELNE; A FRENCH FAMILY'S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE

By L. E. INDIANER

A Bridge to Elne is predicated on a real tale of a brave kinfolk who resisted the German profession of France in the course of WWII. Marcel Pointer used to be a profitable dentist in Marseille until eventually Nazi brutality led him to hitch the Maquis, the militant department of the French Resistance.
After carrying out numerous winning raids opposed to the Germans, he was once arrested by means of the Gestapo. After beating and interrogating him with no acquiring facts of his guilt, they ultimately published him. conscious of the elevated chance, he determined to maneuver his spouse Angelina and their 4 young ones to Elne, a small village on the foot of the Pyrenees close to the Mediterranean Sea. He lower back to struggle, leaving them with Paul and Elizabeth Courty, Angelina’s mom and dad, and her sister Paulette.
In November 1942 the Germans moved their troops into the southern, unoccupied area of France. Captain Johann Weller used to be despatched to Elne together with his German engineering battalion to construct fortifications alongside the Mediterranean coast. each one relations within the village used to be ordered to accommodate a German officer. Johann was once assigned to the Courty domestic. before everything there has been a lot stress, yet with time Johann earned a level of recognize from the Courty’s. He was once now not the evil monster that they had anticipated. He was once cultured, sort, and thoughtful. That didn’t regulate the truth that by way of engaging within the career, he was once aiding to extra the Nazi reason with all its evil.
Paulette, who spoke fluent German, got here to understand him good, and through the years, they constructed a detailed dating. purely the taboos created by way of the warfare and career saved her from responding to his overtures. Paulette labored for the mayor of Elne. The Germans had made their headquarters on the mayor’s place of work, and hence, she was once uncovered to their conversations and plans. She was once in a position to support the Resistance through funneling this knowledge to Marcel. This used to be complex via Johann’s curiosity, and she or he used to be not sure how a lot he may be relied on. whilst the German commandant started to suspect she used to be a undercover agent, the total kin confronted the possibility of execution. What occurred subsequent used to be whatever not anyone might have anticipated.

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