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By L. E. INDIANER

A Bridge to Elne is predicated on a real tale of a brave relatives who resisted the German career of France in the course of WWII. Marcel Pointer was once a winning dentist in Marseille till Nazi brutality led him to affix the Maquis, the militant department of the French Resistance.
After carrying out numerous winning raids opposed to the Germans, he was once arrested by way of the Gestapo. After beating and interrogating him with no acquiring proof of his guilt, they eventually published him. conscious of the elevated hazard, he determined to maneuver his spouse Angelina and their 4 childrens 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 sector of France. Captain Johann Weller was once despatched to Elne along with his German engineering battalion to construct fortifications alongside the Mediterranean coast. each one family members within the village used to be ordered to deal with a German officer. Johann used to be assigned to the Courty domestic. at the start there has been a lot stress, yet with time Johann earned a level of admire from the Courty’s. He was once now not the evil monster they'd anticipated. He was once cultured, style, and thoughtful. That didn’t regulate the truth that by way of partaking within the profession, he was once assisting to extra the Nazi reason with all its evil.
Paulette, who spoke fluent German, got here to understand him good, and over the years, they constructed a detailed dating. merely the taboos created by way of the battle and career 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 therefore, she was once uncovered to their conversations and plans. She was once in a position to aid the Resistance via funneling this data to Marcel. This used to be complex by way of Johann’s curiosity, and she or he used to be not sure how a lot he can be relied on. whilst the German commandant started to suspect she used to be a secret agent, the complete relatives confronted the possibility of execution. What occurred subsequent was once whatever nobody could have anticipated.

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