By Léon Werth
A infrequent eyewitness account by way of a major writer of fleeing the Nazis’ march on Paris in 1940, that includes a never-before-published creation by way of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his spouse fled Paris prior to the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that have, one of many greatest civilian dispacements in history.
inspired to jot down 33 Days by his expensive pal, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer of The Little Prince, Werth accomplished the manuscript whereas in hiding within the Jura mountains.
Saint-Exupéry smuggled the manuscript out of Nazi-occupied France, wrote an advent to the paintings and organized for its booklet within the usa through Brentanos. however the e-book by no means got here to cross, and Werth’s manuscript might disappear for greater than fifty years until eventually the 1st French variation, in 1992. It has due to the fact that develop into required examining in French schools.
This, the first-ever English language translation of 33 Days, comprises Saint-Exupéry’s unique creation for the ebook, lengthy considered misplaced. it truly is awarded it right here for the 1st time in any language. After greater than seventy years, 33 Days appears—complete and because it was once totally meant.
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33 Days: A Memoir by Léon Werth