happy? She shrugged: - Well, it's in the theater ... In place of Paul I would she lifted her head! Edith put a lot of effort to get a slap in the face, but now gets her every night. It seemed to me that Paul facilitates your soul! The play was the highlight of the season in 1940.She walked in one evening with other plays by Jean Cocteau, "Sacred Monsters," in which he played Yvonne de Bray. The artist was a Christian Berard. Edith was very proud of his success in the theater, and now she is not afraid of the scene. As for Paul, after the success of "indifferent handsome" he was invited to play in other plays and acting in movies.Critics wrote: "Even in the thankless role of Paul Meriss proved himself as an actor of exceptional talent. He is not limited to the role of a partner, against which shines Madame Piaf. Paul Meriss gives your character a bright characteristic. " At the end of the "phoney war" Edith won another victory.She was invited to watch online movie Bodo
and perform in a big concert organized by the Red Cross in favor of the soldiers the army. Poster myuzikholla "Bobino" flashed the names of the most famous pop singers. The concert started at midnight and ended at five in the morning.It was the only time that Edith performed in one program with Marie Dubas and Maurice Chevalier. The room had a lot of soldiers. Edith, as always, prepared a surprise. She sang "Where are my old friends?" Where are my druzhochki? Those who are early in the morning to go to war? Where are my druzhochki, those who say: "Do not worry, you'll be back."All the guys in the ranks with Menilmontant responded: "We are here." They went to war singing. Where are they? Where are they? At the last "Where are they?" In the back of the stage was lit blue - white - red light. Initially, it was the size of a badge, and then poured the whole scene, and it seemed that Edith thrown over the French flag. All this came up herself.People jumped up and shouted, and picked up her song chorus, some even saluted. We are with Paul, standing in the wings, afraid to even look at each other not to cry. After the speech, Edith we stayed in the room to listen to others. No one wanted to leave. On this night in "Bobino" people believed in victory.It seemed a little more, and all sing the "Marseillaise." When we went outside edge of the sky turned pink, the dawn, it was warm. We captured the amazing feeling of lightness, we did not drink, but we hope intoxicated. - For the first time in my life I feel like laughing when the sun comes up! - Said Edith.Houses Paul opened a bottle of champagne we drank for us, for all our hopes!
Paul smiled. We were happy. We were good. Mechanically he turned on his beautiful new receiver and simultaneously raised his glass: - For today, May 10. And then we heard the ominous voice of the announcer:"Today, at six o'clock in the morning, the German troops violated the Belgian border. Tank units are moving into the country ... "The fun is over, and for a long time. Week after week raced. Paul did not depart from the receiver. We have heard the names of Paul Rainey, Daladier, Weygand, then Petain. Paris was pathetic.We learned that this air of anxiety, and terribly afraid of them.