By Francelle Bradford White
A real tale of bravery and braveness in occupied Paris.
Andrée Griotteray was once in basic terms nineteen years outdated whilst the Germans invaded France. throughout the 4 years of profession she remodeled from looking for enjoyable and frivolity right into a able, fearless younger lady, risking her existence in provider to her kingdom and the Resistance. consistently modest approximately her activities in the course of the struggle, Andrée has been embellished through the French executive for her bravery. Now her relocating and brave tale is introduced vividly to lifestyles, advised for the 1st time by means of her personal daughter.
After the German invasion of Paris in June 1940, nineteen-year-old Andrée Griotteray came across herself dwelling in an occupied urban, pressured to paintings along the invaders. not able to face by means of and do not anything, her more youthful brother Alain organize his personal resistance community to do no matter what he may perhaps to defy the Nazis. Andrée risked her lifestyles to aid him with out hesitation.
While operating on the Police Headquarters in Paris, she published and dispensed copies of an underground information sheet and stole clean identification playing cards that have been handed directly to women and men trying to break out France. She travelled throughout France, identifying up and shedding off intelligence finally destined for the British and americans, consistently fearless within the face of huge strain. after which, at some point, she was once betrayed and arrested.
Based on Andrée's diaries from the time and conversations through the years, Francelle Bradford White recounts her mother's remarkable tale: the slender escapes and moments of terror along a standard teenager's issues approximately meals, model and boys.
This attention-grabbing tale tells of 1 woman's fight and of the bravery that eventually resulted in her being offered the Médaille de l. a. Résistance, the Croix de guerre and the Légion d'honneur.
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