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Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945 (1995)

by Margaret Collins Weitz

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"Madame. If the French army had been composed of women and not men, we Germans would never have gotten to Paris." Such were the German prosecutor's observations to Agnes Humbery at her trial. In the spring of 1941, she was arrested for Resistance activities and sentenced to five years in prison. Ten members of her group, including three women, received the death sentence.
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To all the French women who resisted occupation, oppression, and injustice.
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While doing research for several earlier books and a number of articles on women in France, I became aware of the indispensable but little-known contributions of French women to the defence of their country. - Preface
"My arm was badly mangled, but I refused to let them amputate.... - Chapter 1
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"Often moving . . . always fascinating . . . women in the French Resistance is a key subject. Margaret Weitz has gathered personal testimonies . . . and set them in an intelligible context that helps us understand how all French people--men and women--experienced the Nazi occupation." --Robert Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University, and author of Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944.

"Compulsive reading . . . a valuable book which vividly portrays the intricacies of resistance within France, written in an easy but serious style." --Times Literary Supplement (London).

"An absolutely stunning and compelling chronicle of dauntless courage and unflagging patriotism." --Booklist.

"[Margaret Collins Weitz's] well-researched, thoughtful study. . . has filled a gap in the history of World War II." --Publishers Weekly.

"Balancing absorbing narrative and astute analysis, Margaret Collins Weitz has integrated the unsung achievements of women into the history of the French Resistance." --Carole Fink, Professor of History, The Ohio State University, and author of Marc Bloch: A Life in History.

"Fifty years after the end of World War II, Sisters in the Resistance renders homage to the courageous women of the French Resistance. It is high time for their contributions to be fully acknowledged, and fortunate indeed that they have found such a sympathetic, scholarly, and lucid chronicler in Margaret Collins Weitz." --Marilyn Yalom, author of Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory.

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Story of 70 women who fought in the French Resistance during WWII.

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