2 edition of Fair stood the wind forFrance. found in the catalog.
Fair stood the wind forFrance.
H. E. Bates
Originally published, Joseph, 1944.
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He felt she was crying for something that he could never have understood without her and now did understand because of her. Finally over occupied France, it settles like a weary, wounded eagle on what seemed to Franklin a hard, smooth field. On the plus side, although the story proceeded fairly slowly, there were some interesting scenes and happenings, and it did build to a rather powerful somewhat surprising conclusion which almost bumped my rating up a half star to the high end of an "average" read. The crew take recourse to the medical help provided by a local French family. There is a wonderful vignette of an old, one-legged, one-eyed Prussian general called Erich Marcks refusing whipped cream at dinner: "I do not wish to see this again as long as our country is starving.
All through the delirious pain of his torn, wounded arm, Franklin felt the girl's presence like a cool, comforting hand. Snap out of it, girl! Franklinhad crashed his plane and his arm was severely damaged. Having survived two wars, she remained unmoved by the swaggering vainglory of the Nazi. When the engine of the aircraft fails, Franklin is forced to make an abrupt landing, in the dead of the night, in marshy terrain, in what they hope is Occupied France.
Alfonso agrees to take the tree to Dormia, and thus begins one of the greatest adventures a twelve-year-old boy could ever wish for. The world that Bates paints is fraught with much strife, pain, suffering and uncertainty. The landscapes that the storycomes across are also illustrated excellently. They also
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Share this:. Bates must know the way humans associate or have acquired some additionalknowledge because the manner that the two relate to each other in the story isremarkably authentic to actual human interaction. It is gut-wrenchingly sad in places, but brims with optimism. Cigarettes and lighters, together with other essentials, such as a washing and shaving kit, water-purifying tablets, 24 sheets of toilet paper and a French phrase book, went into the musette bag slung around the neck, along with an escape kit consisting of a map printed on silk, hacksaw blade, compass and money.
As well when Francoise and Fair stood the wind forFrance. book are falling in love theirfeelings for each other are depicted very well. Other eve of battle rituals included shaving heads, with some Americans deciding "to leave a strip of hair down the middle in Mohican style".
Yet while looking forhelp he found a wonderful family, and if that had not happened then Franklinwould never have been able to meet Francoise. Moreover, papers are procured for the British airmen- false papers that will take them across the border to unoccupied France and further to England.
Bates Fiction — paperback; Penguin Modern Classics; pages; Antony Beevor begins his account of this now almost mythic narrative five days earlier, by describing the head of the allied weather forecasting team, James Stagg, receiving a broadside from General Harold Bull, assistant chief of staff to the supreme commander, Dwight D Eisenhower.
Bates describes everything feasible and draws a very detailed picturein your mind. As he woke up from a late afternoon nap, Alfonso blinked open his eyes and discovered that he was perched at the top of a gigantic pine tree — some Fair stood the wind forFrance. book feet above the ground. Alfonso looked down grimly at the ground far below.
Snap out of it, girl! No one can figure out why. Thetitle was taken from the poem, which most likely in its complete form was moreto do with war. Of England, his other thoughts were simple. This a book about trust and intimacy, not only between two people, but between allies in war.
To anyone poised to attack me with the specious argument that the novel reflects the moral orthodoxy of the time and can therefore be exempt from any criticism in this department: beware, your efforts to enlighten me will be in vain. The short verse of the poem is relative to a naval experience from the referral to sails advancingwhich partially ties in with the main setting of the book.
But as he lay there he could hear nothing but the deep and audible silence of the full summer day, so strong and drowsy that it seemed to press both his mind and body deeply back into the bed.
It is the third summer of the War, tempers are rising, impatience is growing, a sense of uncertainty prevails. They are not sure whether to trust the mill owner and his family, and they are frightened to stay on French soil lest they be captured by German forces that patrol the local area.
They produce citizen papers for two of the men so they are able to go home. A former novelist it is now often forgotten that before concentrating on his historical work in the s, this author published four works of fictionBeevor is very good on what might in a novel or film be called the kitbag scene, in which equipment is assembled, in this case in preparation for jumping from the C aircraft that would deliver paratroopers to the assault zone: "Dog tags were taped together to prevent them making a noise.
Not the state of her country, or the fates of her mother, brother or her father. Theyseek medical help from two doctors who are successful in amputating Franklinsarm. All through the delirious pain of his torn, wounded arm, Franklin felt the girl's presence like a cool, comforting hand.
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