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France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
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Title: Allen’s book of berries for 1939
Year: 1939 (1930s)
Authors: Allen Co. (Salisbury, Md. ); Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nurseries (Horticulture) Maryland Salisbury Catalogs; Nursery stock Maryland Salisbury Catalogs; Strawberries Maryland Salisbury Catalogs
Publisher: Salisbury, Md. : Allen Co.
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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Most Dependable Everbearing Variety If we were limited to one Everbear- ing variety we would choose Gem both for the home garden and as a money crop. It is not as good as Mastodon or jd i Green Mountain for sttk the spring crop, but as an Everbearer it is the most consistent pro- ducer of summer and fall berries. Gem makes a rather small plant but a very vig- orous growth. The plants start bearing early in the summer and continue until ; freezing weather. The berries are the most attractive of all the Everbearers, average quite large in size and are a beautiful light red in color. The quality is rather tart but well liked by most con- sumers. Gem has been the best seller we have had on local markets because of its attractive appearance. It ships well and retains its beauty so that on wholesale markets also Gem brings top prices. Without hesitation we recommend Gem for all who want to try Everbearers in their gardens. No grower should start in with Everbearers in a big way until some testing has been done but we thoroughly believe that Gem has many possibilities as a profit maker in various sections of the country where Ever- bearers have not been grown for profit. We have a nice stock of Gem plants this year. Let your orders come. Price list, page 35.
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