The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub

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Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I Summary The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre Ding the local matriarch Madame Dessenne the baker and his wife in love with the twenty year old daughter of one of his protectors and in November 1915 with war waging a few miles away she gives birth to a baby girl The child is just six months old when someone betrays the men to the Germans They are captured tried as spies and summarily condemn. From BBC Radio 4 Extra dramaAugust 1914 After British decimation at the Battle of Mons four soldiers hide out in rural France Read by Tom Goodman Hill25 Suspecting that enemy soldiers are posing as civilians the Germans warn the French not to hide them35 As the British soldiers settle into the French village complications arise when one falls in love 45 The German hold on the French village intensifies but the British soldiers are determined to escape 55 May 1916 The last days of British soldier Robert Digby and the looming Battle of the Sommehttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb00vs5s7

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Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I Summary The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre Ed to death Using the testimonies of the daughter the villagers detailed town hall records and most movingly the soldiers' last letters Ben Macintyre reconstructs an extraordinarily story of love duplicity and shame ultimately seeking to discover through decades of village rumour the answer to the uestion 'Who betrayed Private Digby and his men'. In 1914 the British faked a retreat to draw the Germans out of position to fight them but this retreat became disorganized and many English soldiers were lost behind enemy German lines Most of them surrendered but a few hid with French villagers including four men in Villeret They uickly assimilated with the villagers and learned the language and customs and became unnoticeable to the German occupiers One of the men Robert Digby fell in love with a village girl and they had a child Rather than unite the village the girl caused a lot of controversy as her villager grandmother refused to acknowledge her and jealous men and women stirred up gossip Finally in 1918 someone reported the men to the German occupiers The four men were arrested tried in court as spies and executed A few months later the village was relocated to internment camps in other regions When the war was over many of the villagers did not come back to Villeret Several decades later Ben Macintyre found out about the Villeret story and decided to investigate it Over several months he interviewed all the surviving Villeret inhabitants and discovered who betrayed the EnglishmenI enjoyed reading this book because it was very interesting and extremely exciting I did not enjoy the overload of factual information about World War One battlesI would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys World War One books and escape stories

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Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I Summary The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre A wartime romance survival saga and murder mystery set in rural France during the First World War height of the fighting on the Western front in August 1914; unable to get back to their units they shelter in the tiny French village of Villeret Living in daily fear of capture and execution they are fed clothed and protected by the villagers inclu. Soon after the beginning of World War I four British soldiers find themselves stuck behind enemy lines and unable to return to their units they seek shelter in the French countryside hiding close to German troops just outside a French villageThey are soon discovered by the villagers of Villeret a tiny village occupied by the Germans The locals take the bold decision to shelter them in the barns and houses around the village right under the nose of the enemy Their uniforms are hidden and the villagers provide peasant clothes so they blend in better and they begin to settle into village life even helping in the fields with the crops and harvest Of the four there a natural leader emerges Robert Digby he comes from upper middle class society even though he was a private in the war He immerses himself in the village life so much he begins a passionate affair with a local girl who soon falls pregnant and in time give birth to a daughterThe occupation of the village is harsh The German army is very demanding of the resources of the village helping themselves to all produce emptying entire cellars of wine demanding that all chickens provide a certain number of eggs a day including cockerels Soldiers going to and from from the front are billeted with the villagers too It is a very harsh life Soon it is discovered that there is a spy ring in the village there is no direct link to the British soldiers but it it thought that Digby might have know of it The commander starts to ramp up the pressure on all the inhabitants to reveal everything that they have hiddenThen one day they are betrayed Three of them are rounded up fairly uickly but Digby escapes The captured men are tried and sentenced to be shot the following day Digby s location is revealed and he is caught and is put through the same trial and sentence No one knows who is the person who is betrayed them but the whole village turn out at the service the church The commandant says that they are only allowed to lay one wreath per soldier and the village responds by giving each of the men a enormous wreath each to spite himMacintyre has a way of bringing these historical stories to life He has uncovered masses of dateline the life in the village at the time of the First World War and using some artistic licence has made a readable narrative of their lives under cover He has also looked at the evidence to see who it could have been that betrayed the men partly to answer Digby s daughters uestion but also to set the record straight He has a list of possible suspects and their motives and reaches some kind of a conclusion given the evident that can be collected 100 years or so after the eventIt is a well written history of four men in World War i the war where everyone suffered and it does feel that a little bit of justice has been done


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    Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre It is clear this book is written by a journalist rather than a novelist Wouldn’t you clearly recognize the difference between the words of a novel and those found in a newspaper? A newspaper article relates fact and number and dates It states the people and places involved You are told what happens That is how this book is written This book is based on official documents letters diaries and newspaper articles Extensive research lies behin

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    Ben Macintyre È 0 Summary The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub True story of four British soldiers who found themselves lost behind enemy lines in 1914 For two years the villagers of occupied Villeret hid and protected them as best they could but in 1916 the soldiers were exposed rounded up and shot Who betrayed them and why is the mystery Macintyre tries to uncover throu

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    The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre Ben Macintyre È 0 Summary Soon after the beginning of World War I four British soldiers find themselves stuck behind enemy lines and unable to return to their units they seek shelter in the French countryside hiding close to German troops just outside a Frenc

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    Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Ben Macintyre È 0 Summary From BBC Radio 4 Extra dramaAugust 1914 After British decimation at the Battle of Mons four soldiers hide out in rural France Read by Tom Goodman Hill25 Suspecting that enemy soldiers are posing as civilians the Germans warn the French not to hide them35 As the British soldiers settle into the French village complications arise when one fa

  5. says: The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub

    The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Solid nonfiction of an interesting WWI story British soldiers stranded behind German lines in a French hamlet that

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    Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre Perhaps instead of the subtitle of A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I a apt subtitle for this book would be A True Story of a French Village during World War I Maybe not as appealing but much accurate I found The Englishman's Daughter to be not so much a love story as a story about a small French village during World

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    Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub I can't offhand think of anything else I've come across dealing with life in the German occupied portion of France during t

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    Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Ben Macintyre The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub Ben Macintyre È 0 Summary Ben Macintyre’s book The Englishman’s Daughter is a book of war love friendship and betrayal It is a story about a group of nine ally soldiers that all find their way to a small town in northern France named Villeret after being left behind by there retreating units The people in this town hide the soldiers and care for them as they hide under the noses of the German soldiers patrolling around the town When the Germans star

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    Free read The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I Ben Macintyre È 0 Summary The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub In 1914 the British faked a retreat to draw the Germans out of position to fight them but this retreat became disorganized a

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    The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I E–book/E–pub This is an unusual and mysterious true story 'Unusual' in that tells of four British soldiers who were stranded behind the German lines in the early weeks of the First World War and were then concealed for over eighteen months by the inhabitants of an occupied village until they were seemingly betrayed to the Germans and executed as spies 'My

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  • Paperback
  • 261
  • The Englishman's Daughter A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I
  • Ben Macintyre
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9780006531715