'Many Shades of Blue' book signing in Belfast

Aug 01, 2019
“Many Shades of Blue” is the story of an American pilot from Skowhegan shot down over France in 1944 and missing in action for three months.

BELFAST — Author Lee Deroche will have a book signing of “Many Shades of Blue” at Penobscot Shores Retirement Community on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. Deroche writes of an extraordinary story of an American pilot from Skowhegan shot down over France in 1944 and missing in action for three months. This actual account of the pilot’s struggle for survival, written in his own handwriting, was released in 2018 by the military archives in Washington D.C.

The men and women of the French Resistance and their commitment to defeat Nazi control over Europe help tell the tale of true heroism and friendship exhibited among the escapees and the resistance fighters. The perilous journey over the Pyrenees Mountain range in France, told through the eyes of this pilot, is a story of love, sacrifice, dedication, intrigue and murder. The emotional highs and lows of the daily struggle to avoid capture by the enemy is woven into a gripping tale and look back over the last months leading up to D-Day, June 6, 1944. This is a timely read in 2019 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Lee Deroche is a resident of Penobscot Shores, an independent living oceanfront retirement community. The public is welcomed to come meet and listen to a few book readings of "Many Shades of Blue" at the Ocean House on the Penobscot Shores campus. Call 338-2332 for more information.

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