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

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ISBN-10: 0823225828

ISBN-13: 9780823225828

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Judy Barrett Litoff, Judy Barrett Litoff

List price: $35.00
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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,…    
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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

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
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