No Surrender! A Tale of the Rising in La Vende
By: G. A. Henty (1914)
The revolt of La Vende against the French Republic at the time of the Revolution forms the groundwork of this absorbing story. Leigh Stansfield, a young English lad, is drawn into the thickest of the conflict. Forming a company of boys as scouts for the Venddan Army, he greatly aids the peasants. He rescues his sister from the guillotine, and finally, after many thrilling experiences, when the cause of La Vende is lost, he escapes to England.