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ESCAPE FROM PARIS: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND RESISTANCE IN WARTIME FRANCE
May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join the Alliance Française and the the WWII History Round Table for a discussion of Stephen Harding’s novel Escape from Paris!
Presented by Stephen Harding
Moderated by Mark Copeland with support of Mark Wiens
Stephen Harding will present the true, yet unbelievable story of the bravery of the French Citizens and Resistance in the rescue of American bomber crews that were shot down in the preparation for the invasion on D-Day.
It features the story of 4 B-17 bomber crews that were shot down on a mission on July 14, 1943, Bastille Day, while on a mission over Nazi-occupied France after rescue the Airmen were taken to Paris, which was occupied by thousands of German troops.
The French took the crews to the Hotel des Invalides, near the Eiffel Tower, swarming with Nazi troops, and the site of the tomb of Napoleon.
The book, “Escape from Paris” is based on interviews and documents based on the repatriation of crews.
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