In Alex Kershaw’s latest book, ‘Avenue of Spies’ (Random House), he recounts the true WWII story of Paris during the occupation and the lives of Dr Sumner Jackson and his family. Jackson worked at the American Hospital, hid wounded allied airmen there and helped them escape, and worked for the resistance. Drawn from many resources, including a passing reference to materials about the Special Operations Executive I wrote a few years back, it’s a good read. Much of the story about the Jackson’s can also be found in Charles Glass’s excellent book, Americans in Paris. Still, these are stories of great courage and heroism that deserve to be told and retold. Alex Kershaw’s books include The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Liberator.
Incidentally, The American Hospital and a character inspired by Sumner Jackson appear in my book, Dead or Alive (Special Ops Book 4).