WINE BARREL HID FRENCHMAN’S RADIO, THIRSTY GIs FIND

From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

As Allied troops liberate France, stories of French resistance are coming to light.

Two French-speaking GIs recently visited a farm on the Normandy coast. They saw a huge wine barrel in the corner of the barn. Thirsty, they asked:

“Is there any wine in that barrel?”

“It does not contain wine,” answered the Frenchman. “Look for yourselves.”

The GIs did, and found a small radio tucked away in the far end.

“The Nazis said that listening to the radio was ‘verboten,'” the Frenchman explained, “but I had to listen to the news of my country’s fight for liberty.”



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