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By L. E. INDIANER

A Bridge to Elne is predicated on a real tale of a brave kin who resisted the German career of France in the course of WWII. Marcel Pointer used to be a winning dentist in Marseille till Nazi brutality led him to hitch the Maquis, the militant department of the French Resistance.
After accomplishing numerous profitable raids opposed to the Germans, he used to be arrested through the Gestapo. After beating and interrogating him with no acquiring proof of his guilt, they eventually published him. conscious of the elevated hazard, he made up our minds to maneuver his spouse Angelina and their 4 little ones to Elne, a small village on the foot of the Pyrenees close to the Mediterranean Sea. He again to struggle, leaving them with Paul and Elizabeth Courty, Angelina’s mom and dad, and her sister Paulette.
In November 1942 the Germans moved their troops into the southern, unoccupied region of France. Captain Johann Weller used to be despatched to Elne together with his German engineering battalion to construct fortifications alongside the Mediterranean coast. every one kinfolk within the village was once ordered to accommodate a German officer. Johann used to be assigned to the Courty domestic. in the beginning there has been a lot rigidity, yet with time Johann earned a level of appreciate from the Courty’s. He was once now not the evil monster that they had anticipated. He was once cultured, variety, and thoughtful. That didn’t adjust the truth that by means of engaging within the career, he was once assisting to additional the Nazi reason with all its evil.
Paulette, who spoke fluent German, got here to grasp him good, and through the years, they constructed an in depth dating. simply the taboos created by means of the struggle and profession stored her from responding to his overtures. Paulette labored for the mayor of Elne. The Germans had made their headquarters on the mayor’s place of work, and hence, she was once uncovered to their conversations and plans. She was once in a position to support the Resistance via funneling this knowledge to Marcel. This used to be advanced through Johann’s curiosity, and she or he was once uncertain how a lot he will be relied on. whilst the German commandant started to suspect she used to be a secret agent, the whole kin confronted the possibility of execution. What occurred subsequent was once whatever nobody may have anticipated.

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