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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:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Virginia d'Albert-Lake was one of thousands who risked their lives saving downed airmen along the Comet escape line which stretched from Belgium to Gibraltar. What distinguished Virginia from other resisters was that she was an American citizen who had the option to return to the safety of her native country. Yet she chose to remain in France, where her dangerous work with the Comet line nearly cost her her life.".
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Virginia d' Albert-Lake
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Judy Barrett Litoff
ISBN: 082322581X 9780823225811 0823225828 9780823225828
OCLC Number: 62509133
Description: xxxviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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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