Juliette in France

It is 1937 and Juliette Farleigh leaves St. Martin’s School of Art in London for Paris, where she has been awarded a place at the École des Beaux-Arts to study portrait painting. War is looming on the horizon and Juliette is recruited by the British Secret Service to report back on the vulnerability of art treasures in France, both in public and private hands. The mixture of a heady student life together with dangerous assignments comes to the attention of a Gestapo officer acting as a fifth columnist in Paris. Together with her brother, who is an Assistant Military Attaché at the British Embassy in Paris, she assists several public and private art galleries as well as the Louvre, to move their collections to safety. In addition, providing information to Winston Churchill, who is convinced war is inevitable. On the eve of invasion and in a final confrontation with the Germans, a friend is shot. Juliette escapes back to England where, despondent at what seems her failure, she joins the WAAF. However, this is short-lived as she returns for a new and more dangerous assignment as the Nazis sweep into Paris. From her connections with the RAF in the Battle of Britain she is sent to the American Hospital in Paris to assist in the care of wounded RAF airman who have been shot down over France. More importantly to aid their escape through various routes. But when she is discovered by the Nazis, will she escape a second time?
ISBN: 9781803026473
Type: Paperback
Pages: 320
Published: 1 November 2022
Price: $12.95

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