When the Nazis invaded, Robert de La Rochefoucauld escaped to England, where he trained as a commando and saboteur, went back home and quickly became a hero of the Resistance.
Paul Kix is a senior editor at ESPN the Magazine. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, New York Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Salon. Twitter: @paulkix
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