VILLA AIR-BEL The Second World War, Escape and a House in France by Sullivan Rosemary

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John Murray Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good+ in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xv, 476pp The Franco- German armistice signed in June 1940 placed 1000s of artists and intellectuals at risk from the Third Reich. The Emergency Rescue Committee based in New York compiled a list of 200 most at risk and sent Valerian Fry to help them escape. A number of them sheltered at the Villa Bel-Air and this is their story.