Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Cigar

We smoked a Rocky Patel Sun Grown as we read Outwitting the Gestapo by Lucie Aubrac, a 1994 book.

We are 1/3 into this book and we doubt we'll add to our Library to the left.  It isn't a perfect fit for Ushanka.  But this is a good opportunity to share.

We are reading this book as part of an intellectual quest to know the political loyalties within the French Resistance.

We recently saw a comment that the French Resistance was made up of Communists.  This bothered us, as we wanted to believe the movement was only freedom-loving people who decided to fight back.  It appears both assumptions are part right, part wrong.

We are far from fully understanding the movement's origins or political goals, yet there appears to have been some Communists in the movement.  We've also learned there was some distrust between Communists and non-commie resistance leaders.

Regardless, and interesting book.  She was pregnant with her second child during her 9 months of resistance.  Her husband was a Jew and also a member of the resistance. 

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