The book concentrates on Saint-Exupéry’s contribution as a military pilot from 1939 to 1944, during the Second World War. Its author is Christian-Antoine Gavoille, godson of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Using archive documents and previously unpublished accounts, the writer retraces Saint-Exupéry’s sometimes difficult path over the period in question. Covering the period from his assignment to air squadron 11/33 in 1939 (where he met René Gavoille, the author’s father) to his disappearance over the Mediterranean in 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry période de guerre (the war years) is a book that invites to the reader to “live” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s devotion to France alongside the man himself.
In bookstores on 20 October 2011.
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