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American Heroine in the French Resistance The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake

ISBN-10: 0823225828

ISBN-13: 9780823225828

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Judy Barrett Litoff, Judy Barrett Litoff

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This fascinating book tells the remarkable story of an ordinary American womans heroism in the French Resistance. Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe dAlbert-Lake during a visit to France in 1936; they married soon after. In 1943, they both joined the Resistance, where Virginia put her life in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later survived a Nazi prison camp. After the war, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was awarded the Lgion dHonneur and the Medal of Honor. She died in 1997. Judy Barrett Litoff brings together two rare documentsVirginias diary of wartime France until her capture in 1944 and her prison memoir written immediately after the war. Masterfully edited, they convey the compassion and toughness of a nearly forgotten heroine as they provide an invaluable record of the workings of the Resistance by one of the very few American women who participated in it. An indelible portrait of extraordinary strength of character . . . [DAlbert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and attentive to every detail.The New Yorker A sharply etched and moving story of love, companionship, commitment, and sacrifice. . . . This beautifully edited diary and memoir throw an original light on the French Resistance.Robert Gildea, author of Marianne in Chains: In Search of the German Occupation, 1940-1945 At once a stunning self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous young American woman . . . an exciting and gripping story, one of the best of the many wartime tales. Walter Cronkite An enthralling tale which brims with brave airmen and plucky heroines.David Kirby, St. Petersburg Times
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Editor's Note
Introduction: Women and the French Resistance: The Story of Virginia d'Albert-Lake
Remembering My Mother
The Diary, October 11, 1939-April 1944
Outbreak of War to the Fall of France, October 11, 1939-June 23, 1940
Life after the Fall of France, June 24, 1940-August 29, 1940
Life after the Fall of France, September 1940-April 1944
The Memoir, "My Story"
Working for Comet Escape Line and Arrest, Fall 1943-June 14, 1944
Imprisonment at Fresnes and Romainville, June 15, 1944-August 15, 1944
Deportation to Ravensbruck, August 15, 1944-August 22, 1944
Internment at Ravensbruck and Torgau, August 22, 1944-October 16, 1944
Internment at Konisgberg, October 16, 1944-February 2, 1945
Return to Ravensbruck, February 2, 1945-February 28, 1945
Liebenau, February 28, 1945-Late May 1945
Epilogue
Afterword
Appendixes
Further Reading
Index