BLOCKADE: Brush with Brousse

A very resourceful man is Charles Emmanuel Brousse. Thrice turned down by the French Army in World War I because he was so woefully puny, he had his appendix removed, promptly filled out and with the help of his father, deputy from Perpignan, not only got in the Army but became commander of famed air bombing squadron Brequet 126.

After the war this hearty and charming southerner took a share of his family's publishing fortune (L'Indépendant of Perpignan) and proceeded to found an importing business in Indo-China which soon hit the jack...

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