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Riassunto: "I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916
In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front, in a tiny village called Villeret. Just a few miles from the Somme, the village would be permanently inundated with German troops for the next four years, yet the villagers conspired to feed, clothe and protect the fugitives under the very noses of the invaders, absorbing the Englishmen into their homes and lives until they could pass for Picardy peasants.
The leader of the band, Robert Digby, was a striking young man who fell in love with Claire Dessenne, the prettiest maid in the village. In November 1915, with the guns clearly audible from the battlefront, Claire gave birth to Digby's child, the jealous whispering began, and the conspiracy that had protected the soldiers for half the war started to unravel.
Never before told, The Englishman's Daughter is a harrowing tale of love, duplicity and their tragic consequences, which haunt the people of Villeret eight decades after the Great War.
From the Inside Flap: In the first terrifying days of World War I, four British soldiers found themselves trapped behind enemy lines on the western front. They were forced to hide in the tiny French village of Villeret, whose inhabitants made the courageous decision to shelter the fugitives until they could pass as Picard peasants.
The Englishman's Daughter is the never-before-told story of these extraordinary men, their protectors, and of the haunting love affair between Private Robert Digby and Claire Dessenne, the most beautiful woman in Villeret. Their passion would result in the birth of a child known as "The Englishman's Daughter," and in an act of unspeakable betrayal, a tragic legacy that would haunt the village for generations to come.
Through the testimonies of the villagers and the last letters of the soldiers, acclaimed journalist Ben Macintyre has pieced together a harrowing account of how life was lived behind enemy lines during the Great War, and offers a compelling solution to a gripping mystery that reverberates to this day.
Titolo: The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of ...
Casa editrice: Wheeler Pub Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95013601
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 2002. Condizione libro: Fair. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95353373
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 2002. Condizione libro: Very Good. Largeprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP3110806
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2774264809
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG158724232X
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815872423283.0
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M158724232X