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Escape from Paris:  A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France

by Stephen Harding

Da Capo, 2019. Hardcover, 288 pages.Cover: Escape from ParisEscape from Paris is advertised as the story of several B-17 crews shot down over France about a year before D-Day.  Many of the men were rescued by French civilians and sent on an escape route out of the country. This took the men to the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex in Paris that formerly served as French military offices, a hospital, and memorials and now serving as a Nazi office space.  They were helped by the Morin family, who lived and worked in the complex for decades. The Morins, Georges, Denise, and their daughter Yvette, used their keys and vast knowledge of the complex to keep the men hidden right under the German noses.

Much of this story focused on Joe Cornwall, a waist gunner of…

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