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The book recaptures in its entirety the original text and illustrations by Robert de la Rivière (1901-1992), aka Rob Roy.
With much modesty and humor, which could be surprising during this time, Robert de la Rivière sketches WW2 as he lived it, from his mobilization in 1939 to the Paris Liberation in 1944.

Most of the book is about the May and June 1940 battles and his captivity in Austria . He writes and draws the war as a major adventure beyond mankind. Without being judgmental this very precise testimony relates real life situations in colorful, detailed and lively words and drawings .

In  few weeks the French army has been destroyed. The armistice is signed on June 22nd, 1940. Robert de la Rivière is then taken prisoner to a camp in Austria (Krems).  After several escape attempts , he finally manages to flee the camp in December 1940. In March 1941, he passes the demarcation line and returns to his family.

Format 25 x 28.5 128 pages in French

At 38 Euros + 6 Euros of carriage costs (in Europe )

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