FRANCE: Deserter

Last week from an attic at Andernay near Nancy, fear-stricken Armand Joseph Bolon was dragged into the light by French gendarmes who had been searching for him for 22 years. Bolon fell wounded in the first month of the War. His patriotism dimmed by this experience, he deserted in August 1914. Ever since, implacable deserter-hunters of the French Sûreté Nationale have been on his trail. Deserter Bolon, however, had adopted the brilliant ruse of simply going home, never stirring out of his father's attic. Neighbors who have been in and out of...

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