By L. E. INDIANER
After accomplishing numerous winning raids opposed to the Germans, he used to be arrested by way of the Gestapo. After beating and interrogating him with no acquiring proof of his guilt, they eventually published him. conscious of the elevated chance, he determined to maneuver his spouse Angelina and their 4 young children to Elne, a small village on the foot of the Pyrenees close to the Mediterranean Sea. He 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 region of France. Captain Johann Weller was once despatched to Elne along with his German engineering battalion to construct fortifications alongside the Mediterranean coast. every one kin within the village used to be ordered to deal with a German officer. Johann was once assigned to the Courty domestic. in the beginning there has been a lot stress, yet with time Johann earned a level of recognize from the Courty’s. He was once no longer the evil monster that they had anticipated. He was once cultured, variety, and thoughtful. That didn’t modify the truth that by means of engaging within the career, he was once supporting to additional the Nazi reason with all its evil.
Paulette, who spoke fluent German, got here to grasp him good, and over the years, they constructed a detailed courting. purely the taboos created through the conflict and profession stored 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 therefore, she was once uncovered to their conversations and plans. She used to be in a position to aid the Resistance via funneling this knowledge to Marcel. This used to be complex by way of Johann’s curiosity, and he or she was once not sure how a lot he will be depended on. while the German commandant started to suspect she was once a undercover agent, the total kinfolk confronted the possibility of execution. What occurred subsequent used to be whatever not anyone may have anticipated.
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A BRIDGE TO ELNE; A FRENCH FAMILY'S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE NAZI OCCUPATION by L. E. INDIANER