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The quiet Frenchman

Jean Berthe SHOP:9780646983844

This is an amazing story of a young French boy who was rescued from the battlefield of  The Somme during 1918.  He became the popular mascot of the 3rd Australian Pioneers.  When it was time to return home to Paynesville after the war, Robert Simpson resolved that the boy would not be left behind to an unknown fate.

This an interwoven account of the lives of both refugee and rescuer, set in war torn France and the beautiful village of Paynesville which lies on the heart of the Gippsland Lakes.


Soft cover, illustrated, 124 pages.

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