Escape from Paris

Escape from Paris A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France

Hardback (14 Nov 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Escape from Paris is the true story of a small group of U.S. aviators whose four B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down over German-occupied France on a single, fateful day: July 14, 1943, Bastille Day. They were rescued by brave French civilians and taken to Paris for eventual escape out of France. In the French capital, where German troops walked on every street and Gestapo agents hid around every corner, the flyers met a brave Parisian resistance family living and working in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings and military memorials, where Nazi officials had set up offices. Hidden in the complex the Americans, along with dozens of other downed Allied pilots and resistance operatives, hatched daring escape plots. The danger of discovery by the Nazis grew every day - as did an unlikely romance.

Based on official American, French, and German documents, histories, personal memoirs and the author's interviews with several of the story's key participants, Escape from Paris crosses the traditional lines of World War II history with tense drama of air combat over Europe, the intrigue of occupied Paris and courageous American and Allied pilots and French resistance fighters pitted against Nazi thugs. All of this set in one of the world's most beautiful and captivating cities.

About the Publisher

Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780306922169
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Da Capo Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5344
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 512g
Height: 162mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 26mm