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

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 legal camp. After the conflict, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was once offered 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 catch in 1944 and her felony memoir written instantly after the warfare. Masterfully edited, they impart the compassion and longevity of an almost forgotten heroine as they supply a useful list of the workings of the Resistance via one of many only a few American ladies who participated in it.

“An indelible portrait of impressive power of personality . . . [D’Albert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and responsive to 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 mild at the French Resistance.”—Robert Gildea, writer of Marianne in Chains: looking for the German career, 1940-1945

“At as soon as a gorgeous self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous younger American girl . . . an exhilarating and gripping tale, the most effective of the various wartime tales.” —Walter Cronkite

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

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