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

Autore: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Judy Barrett Litoff
Editore: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Serie: World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, 9.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Personal narratives, American
Biography
Persona incaricata: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Virginia d' Albert-Lake
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Virginia d' Albert-Lake; Judy Barrett Litoff
ISBN: 082322581X 9780823225811 0823225828 9780823225828
Numero OCLC: 62509133
Descrizione: xxxviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension, 9.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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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, Per saperne di più…

 
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