Cruel crossing : escaping Hitler across the Pyrenees / Edward Stourton.
By: Stourton, Edward.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Doubleday, 2013Description: 339 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857520517 (hbk.); 0857520512 (hbk.); 9780552777896 (pbk.).Subject(s): Stourton, Edward -- Travel -- Pyrenees (France and Spain) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Pyrenees (France and Spain) | Escapes -- Pyrenees (France and Spain) -- History | Pyrenees -- Description and travelDDC classification: 940.53086914
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The lives of the men, women and children who were drawn by the war to the Pyrenees often read as breathtakingly exciting adventure, but they were led against a background of intense fear, mounting persecution and appalling risk. Drawing on interviews with the few remaining survivors and the families of those who were there, Edward Stourton's vivid history of this little-known aspect of the Second World War is shocking, dramatic and intensely moving.
Published in paperback (Black Swan imprint): 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Tales of Warriors -- 2.The Lines -- 3.Jeanne, Jews and the Camps -- 4.Ninette's Tale -- 5.Fanny/Joan's Tale 1 -- 6.Tales of Children -- 7.Belgians, Bravery and Betrayal -- 8.The Officer and the Legionnaire -- 9.Francoise and the Americans -- 10.Tales of Resistance -- 11.Guides, Smugglers and Spaniards -- 12.Death in the Mountains -- 13.Endings -- 14.Fanny/Joan's Tale 2 -- 15.Remembering.
Tales of warriors -- The lines -- Jeanne, Jews and the camps -- Ninette's tale -- Fanny/Joan's tale 1 -- Tales of children -- Belgians, Bravery and betrayal -- The officer and the legionnaire -- Françoise and the Americans -- Tales of resistance -- Guides, smuggler and Spaniards -- Death in the mountains -- Endings -- Fanny/Joan's tale 2 -- Remembering -- Itinerary of the 2011 Chemin de la Liberté.
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