TRAFFIC IN PATRIOTS by

TRAFFIC IN PATRIOTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A distinctly personal, often unabashed story of an American woman in the underground who stayed on, of her own choice, after the fall of France. As drama, it does not equal Etta Shiber's Paris-Underground. One questions the continued interest in a field already crowded. The author was the wife of Jacques Tartiere, who was with De Gaulle in England and was later to die in Syria. Drue decided to join the resistance; she was interned a house in German-occupied Barbizon. After the American entry into the war, she was interned for several months, but simulated hemorrhages, symptoms of cancer, until she won release and returned to Barbizon, where her house became one of the stations on the underground for rescuing and sending on American and English aviators. Five of the boys stayed with her for a period of two months before the liberation. An unselfconscious, if sometimes too intimate, record; smooth reading.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster