Wine and War - The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure-logo

Wine and War - The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

Don Kladstrup

In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.
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In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Petie Kladstrup, Todd McLaren

Length:

9h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

26:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

51:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

54:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:10