Saturday, July 07, 2007
Even if you know nothing about French Culture, you may have heard of Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 - 1944) for he wrote a book that is worldwide famous: Le Petit Prince (the Little Prince). But before writing books he was one of the pioneers of international postal flight. He died during the war, trying to collect data on German troop movements in the Rhone River Valley. In 1998, fishermen found his ID bracelet, then parts of his plane were pulled out the ocean in 2000. I found this bust by sheer coincidence by the Invalides and I am ashamed to say that I never read anything by him... yet! I wish you a happy 7/7/7!
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