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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Petie Kladstrup, Don Kladstrup

Narrated By: Todd McLaren

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: March 2012

Duration: 9 hours 25 minutes


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.