By L. E. INDIANER
After engaging in numerous profitable raids opposed to the Germans, he was once arrested via the Gestapo. After beating and interrogating him with no acquiring facts of his guilt, they ultimately published him. conscious of the elevated probability, he determined to maneuver his spouse Angelina and their 4 little ones to Elne, a small village on the foot of the Pyrenees close to the Mediterranean Sea. He again 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 sector of France. Captain Johann Weller was once despatched to Elne together with his German engineering battalion to construct fortifications alongside the Mediterranean coast. every one relations within the village used to be ordered to accommodate a German officer. Johann used to be assigned to the Courty domestic. firstly there has been a lot pressure, yet with time Johann earned a level of recognize from the Courty’s. He used to be no longer the evil monster they'd anticipated. He used to be cultured, type, and thoughtful. That didn’t modify the truth that by way of partaking within the profession, he used to be assisting to extra the Nazi reason with all its evil.
Paulette, who spoke fluent German, got here to understand him good, and over the years, they constructed an in depth courting. in basic terms the taboos created through the struggle 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 workplace, and therefore, she was once uncovered to their conversations and plans. She was once in a position to support the Resistance by way of funneling this data to Marcel. This used to be advanced by means of Johann’s curiosity, and she or he used to be not sure how a lot he might be relied on. whilst the German commandant started to suspect she used to be a secret agent, the whole kinfolk confronted the possibility of execution. What occurred subsequent used to be anything nobody might have anticipated.
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A BRIDGE TO ELNE; A FRENCH FAMILY'S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE NAZI OCCUPATION by L. E. INDIANER