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An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of…
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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 with Philippe, and was awarded the L�egion d?Honneur and the Medal of Honor. She died in 1997. Judy Barrett Litoff brings together two rare documents?Virginia?s diary of wartime France.
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