Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
*Berlin. Germany’s capital city is depicted differently. Its residents welcome the prospect of war and celebrate German militarism.
*Lourdes (lewrd). Town in southwestern France near which the Desnoyers own a castle and a cattle farm. After Germany invades France, Don Marcelo travels mostly on foot to the town to check on his property. He finds that the Germans have pillaged the town and his castle, which they make their temporary headquarters. At Lourdes, he finally grasps the reality of war when he sees the full horrors of the German invasion.