Flight To Arrasby Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A recollection of the shattering days during World War II when, though the fall of France was imminent, a handful of French pilots continued to fight on against the Germans. Translated by Lewis Galantière.
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Yes. I will have a royal decree signed by tommorow.
Though the book's final chapter is unnecessary, and basically unreadable, the rest of the book is a rare document of what it means to commit to giving the greatest sacrifice possible, over and over again. Saint Exupery, in his duty to the French armed forces, made nightly flights over the advancing Nazi forces invading France at a time when one in three planes were shot down. Because of his honest reflections in this book, Charles de Gaulle hated him. The Flight to Arras speaks like no other book.