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St. Nazaire Transport Project, 1947

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Many residents of this heavily-bombed port city needed to relocate out of dangerously, damaged buildings. The Quaker transport project helped families move to government-built barracks while they waited for reconstruction. In this tongue-in-cheek report, Roger W. Craven writes a highly amusing account of his time on the transport team—basically two men and a truck—from January 17 to June 5, 1947. Craven’s facility with French helps him charm, cajole, and understand in very trying circumstances.

Created Date 
Jan 22, 2016