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An American heroine in the French Resistance : the diary and memoir of Virginia d'Albert-Lake

Author: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Judy Barrett Litoff
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Series: World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book tells the remarkable story of an ordinary American woman?s heroism in the French Resistance. Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe d?Albert-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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Albert-Lake, Virginia d', 1910-1997.
American heroine in the French Resistance.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005034897
Named Person: Virginia d' Albert-Lake
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Judy Barrett Litoff
ISBN: 082322581X 9780823225811 0823225828 9780823225828 9781429478939 1429478934 0823225836 9780823225835
OCLC Number: 191818351
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 270 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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 --
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 Ravensbrück, August 15, 1944 --
August 22, 1944 --
Internment at Ravensbrück and Torgau, August 22, 1944 --
October 16, 1944 --
Internment at Könisgberg, October 16, 1944 --
February 2, 1945 --
Return to Ravensbrück, February 2, 1945 --
February 28, 1945 --
Libenau, February 28, 1945 --
late May 1945.
Series Title: World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Judy Barrett Litoff.

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Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe d'Albert-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  Read more...

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"An indelible portrait of extraordinary strength of character... [D'Albert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and attentive to every detail." - The New Yorker "A sharply etched and moving story of love, Read more...

 
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