Will Paris Burn?


Annie Laura Smith


On August 23, 1944, Adolf Hitler issued an order to the new commanding General of Paris, Dietrich von Choltitz.  This order set forth Hitler’s final decision on the fate of Paris.

Paris must not fall into the hands of the enemy, or it if does, he must find there nothing but a field of ruins.

For the last four years, Pierre Dumay has fought with the French Resistance against the hated Germans.  He has learned how to make the Germans pay for the deaths of his brother and mother.  Now fate has put him in the position where he must work with a German general to save Paris.

About Annie Laurie Smith

Annie Laura Smith has over 250 publications and is an instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature.  In addition to her published World War II historical trilogy, she co-authored a First Grade Math Textbook for Ethiopia under a USAID grant, and adapted the classic, The Pioneers, by James Fenimore Cooper to Reading Level 4 for the EDCON Publishing Group. She has written a WWII trilogy for OnStage Publishing which details the lives of teenagers in England, France and Italy.