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Gaston's War: A True Story of a Hero of the Resistance in World War II

MAYER, Allan

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ISBN 10: 0891412913 / ISBN 13: 9780891412915
Published by Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1988
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Small 4to. Black cloth, dust jacket. ix, 206pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Bit of jacket edgewear and couple of small, archivally closed (on verso) edge tears. Handsome, tight first edition of this account of the Belgian freedom fighter (born 1921) -- inscribed big and bold by the subject on the half-title page: "To Budde / with very warm regards, / Gaston Vandermeerssche / 7-31-88.". Bookseller Inventory # 16296

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Title: Gaston's War: A True Story of a Hero of the ...

Publisher: Presidio Press, Novato, CA

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tells the story of Gaston Vandermeerssche, a young Belgian who organized the Dutch underground network known as WIM

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YAGaston's War illustrates well the fact that the European Resistance could not have existed without the support of common people, men and women, young and old. Through a diary, readers follow Gaston Vandermeersche from the age of 19 to 23, during which time he became a successful Resistance organizer, forming a network of 1500 agents covering several European countries. By the time he was 23, he had suffered two years of interrogation, torture, beatings, and solitary confinement at the hands of the Germans. Mayer illuminates a facet of World War II that is not usually covered extensively. He also drives home the point that even a young person can participate in and make a contribution to the great events of an era. Gwen Salama, Hastings High School, Alief, Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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