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An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and by Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff PDF

By Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff

ISBN-10: 082322581X

ISBN-13: 9780823225811

ISBN-10: 0823225828

ISBN-13: 9780823225828

This attention-grabbing ebook tells the awesome tale of a typical American woman’s heroism within the French Resistance. Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe d’Albert-Lake in the course of a trip to France in 1936; they married quickly after. In 1943, they either joined the Resistance, the place Virginia placed her lifestyles in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later survived a Nazi felony camp. After the warfare, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was once presented the Légion d’Honneur and the Medal of Honor. She died in 1997.

Judy Barrett Litoff brings jointly infrequent documents—Virginia’s diary of wartime France till her trap in 1944 and her legal memoir written instantly after the struggle. Masterfully edited, they communicate the compassion and durability of an almost forgotten heroine as they supply a useful list of the workings of the Resistance by way of one of many only a few American girls who participated in it.

“An indelible portrait of awesome energy of personality . . . [D’Albert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and conscious of each detail.”—The New Yorker

“A sharply etched and relocating tale of affection, companionship, dedication, and sacrifice. . . . This superbly edited diary and memoir throw an unique gentle at the French Resistance.”—Robert Gildea, writer of Marianne in Chains: looking for the German profession, 1940-1945

“At as soon as a gorgeous self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous younger American lady . . . a thrilling and gripping tale, the best of the numerous wartime tales.” —Walter Cronkite

“An mesmerizing story which brims with courageous airmen and plucky heroines.”—David Kirby, St. Petersburg Times

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