New PDF release: An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and

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

This interesting publication tells the awesome tale of a standard 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 struggle, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was once presented 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 until eventually her trap in 1944 and her legal memoir written instantly after the battle. Masterfully edited, they communicate the compassion and sturdiness of an almost forgotten heroine as they supply a useful checklist of the workings of the Resistance through one of many only a few American ladies who participated in it.

“An indelible portrait of awesome power 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 profession, 1940-1945

“At as soon as a beautiful self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous younger American lady . . . an exhilarating and gripping tale, the best 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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