Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff's An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and 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 amazing tale of a normal 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 positioned her existence in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later survived a Nazi legal camp. After the warfare, 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 seize in 1944 and her felony memoir written instantly after the battle. Masterfully edited, they impart the compassion and durability of a virtually forgotten heroine as they supply a useful checklist of the workings of the Resistance via one of many only a few American ladies who participated in it.

“An indelible portrait of notable 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 fantastically edited diary and memoir throw an unique gentle at the French Resistance.”—Robert Gildea, writer of Marianne in Chains: looking for the German career, 1940-1945

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

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

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