The Enemy

Quote of the Week:

Léon Werth, 1878-1955

At the door of the town hall-schoolhouse, a German officer politely makes way for my wife. He hesitates, then suddenly says in passable French, “You are afraid of us, madame?”

“Afraid? No, monsieur. But as long as you wear that suit (she points at his uniform) here, you are my enemy.”

(Léon Werth: 33 Days)

 

3 thoughts on “The Enemy

    1. I know, it’s mind-boggling. I didn’t know about it before I read the book and to be honest I don’t think it’s a great book as far as its literary merit is concerned (the best bit is St-Exupéry’s introduction) but as eyewitness history, it’s superb.

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