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posted 07 April 2004 06:42 PM      Profile for Section 49     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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PARIS - It was one of French aviation's enduring mysteries: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the pilot and author of the beloved tale "The Little Prince," took off on a World War II spy mission for the Allies and was never seen again.

After 60 years, officials have confirmed that the twisted wreckage of a Lockheed Lightning P-38, found on the Mediterranean seabed not far from the rugged cliffs of Provence, belonged to Saint-Exupery, Air Force Capt. Frederic Solano said Wednesday.


In France, the discovery is akin to solving the mystery of where Amelia Earhart's plane went down in the Pacific Ocean in 1937.


Easily my favourite book thoughout 12 years of french immersion schooling. I hadn't known of the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Apparently, no body was found with the plane, so that part of the story continues.


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posted 07 April 2004 06:56 PM      Profile for globetrotter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow. That little book was excellent (Petit Prince). I wasn't aware of the author's history.
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