Moondrop to Gascony
Author: Anne-Marie Walters
Publiser: Originally by Macmillan & Co Ltd . This edition published in Great Britain by Moho Books .
On a cold, moonlit night in January 1944, Anne-Marie Walters, just 20 years old, parachuted into southwest France to work with the Resistance in preparation for the long-awaited Allied invasion. Over the next 7 months Walters criss-crossed the region, carrying messages, delivering explosives, arranging the escape of downed airmen and receiving parachute drops of arms and personnel at dead of night – living in constant fear of capture and torture by the Gestapo.
Walters wrote Moondrop to Gascony immediately after the war, while the events were still vivid in her mind. For this new edition, David Hewson, adds biographical details for the main characters, identifies the real people behind the pseudonyms and provides background notes.