Derrick is strong enough to drag a body in the water

Vague Souvenir: a WWII novel

Marine Leroy is a French child fiercely attached to her tutor. She will be betrayed: her family is divided between the Fascists and the members of the Resistance; for some, the war turns division into opportunity. Lyman Hall, a young American economist and envoy of President Roosevelt, dreams of methodologies that will bring world peace and end the Great Depression. Their dreams are shattered, but can any good possibly come out of the war?