The Resistance is a captivating book by Douglas Bond that takes place in France during WWII. Eli Evans, an American pilot, fights to keep his B-17 in the air amidst the German antiaircraft guns and fighters, but when his plane plummets from the sky, Evans and his crew must parachute into German-occupied France and pray for survival. When Evans and his navigator, Charlie Tucker, make it to the ground, they find themselves surrounded by French Resistance Fighters who spend the evenings listening to broadcasts of C. S. Lewis on BBC radio, keeping their ears peeled for encoded messages. Evans and Tucker were trained to trust no one, including the French. So, just how much could they trust these resistance fighters? Would they ever make it out of France alive? This tale of courage, betrayal, sabotage, and romance captures what it was like to be on the ground with the French resistance. 296 pgs, pb. ~Rachel E.
The Resistance begins in the cockpit of a crippled B-17 engaged in a bombing mission over enemy-occupied France, early spring, 1944. Pilot Eli Evans and his navigator Charlie Tucker will find themselves encircled by French Resistance fighters, SOE licensed-to-kill British agents, Abwehr German double agents, Marxist agitators, sabotage and betrayal, and coded messages imbedded in BBC broadcasts, including "the voice of faith," CS Lewis heard and hotly debated throughout the adventure. Essential book for ethusiasts who like reading about espionage, flying, French Resistance, world wars, and CS Lewis. A great companion volume to Bond's War in the Wasteland set in WWI.