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Andrée's War : How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis

By: White, Francelle Bradford.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Elliott & Thompson, 2014Description: 1 online resource (352 p.).ISBN: 9781783960255.Subject(s): France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | Griotteray, Andrée | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Andrée's War : How One Young Woman Outwitted the NazisDDC classification: 944 LOC classification: DC397Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; 1.   An Acknowledgement; 2.   The Making of a Resistance Fighter; 3.   War!; 4.   The Evacuation of Paris; 5.   Life Under Occupation; 6.   A First Rebellion; 7.   A Life Lived Well; 8.   Fighting Back; 9.   Working Amidst the Enemy; 10.   Taking Risks; 11.   A Dangerous Affair; 12.   The Birth of Orion; 13.   Courage; 14.   Imperilled; 15.   The Allied Landings in North Africa; 16.   Arrest; 17.   Escape; 18.   Illness; 19.   Betrayal; 20.   Secret Agent; 21.   Gold; 22.   The Cyanide Option; 23.   The Brothel; 24.   The Arrest
25.   The Cat with Nine Lives26.   Liberation!; 27.   Life After Liberation; 28.   A Just Reward; Epilogue; Intelligence Gathering in France; A Note on the French Resistance; Bibliography and Sources; Notes; Acknowledgements; Plates; Index; Copyright
Summary: In a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, the tale of Andrée Griotteray's work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. Just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity, she suddenly found herself living in an occupied city, forced to work alongside the men who had invaded her country. Unable to stand by and do nothing, her younger brother Alain created his own resistance network. Andrée risked her life to help him without hesitation. Through her job at the passport department of the Police Headquarters in Paris, she typed up and printed copies of an underground newspaper and stole blank ID cards for those attempting to escape France. She traveled across the country, picking up and dropping off intelligence ultimately destined for the British and Americans, always fearless in the face of immense pressure, until the day that she was betrayed and arrested. For the first time Andrée's story is told in English, by her own daughter. Based on her diaries and conversations over the years, Francelle brings her mother's story to life-the narrow escapes and moments of terror alongside typical teenager concerns about food, fashion, and boys. Despite her lifelong modesty, Andrée has been lauded by the French government for her bravery. Now her achievements will reach a new audience.
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Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; 1.   An Acknowledgement; 2.   The Making of a Resistance Fighter; 3.   War!; 4.   The Evacuation of Paris; 5.   Life Under Occupation; 6.   A First Rebellion; 7.   A Life Lived Well; 8.   Fighting Back; 9.   Working Amidst the Enemy; 10.   Taking Risks; 11.   A Dangerous Affair; 12.   The Birth of Orion; 13.   Courage; 14.   Imperilled; 15.   The Allied Landings in North Africa; 16.   Arrest; 17.   Escape; 18.   Illness; 19.   Betrayal; 20.   Secret Agent; 21.   Gold; 22.   The Cyanide Option; 23.   The Brothel; 24.   The Arrest

25.   The Cat with Nine Lives26.   Liberation!; 27.   Life After Liberation; 28.   A Just Reward; Epilogue; Intelligence Gathering in France; A Note on the French Resistance; Bibliography and Sources; Notes; Acknowledgements; Plates; Index; Copyright

In a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, the tale of Andrée Griotteray's work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. Just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity, she suddenly found herself living in an occupied city, forced to work alongside the men who had invaded her country. Unable to stand by and do nothing, her younger brother Alain created his own resistance network. Andrée risked her life to help him without hesitation. Through her job at the passport department of the Police Headquarters in Paris, she typed up and printed copies of an underground newspaper and stole blank ID cards for those attempting to escape France. She traveled across the country, picking up and dropping off intelligence ultimately destined for the British and Americans, always fearless in the face of immense pressure, until the day that she was betrayed and arrested. For the first time Andrée's story is told in English, by her own daughter. Based on her diaries and conversations over the years, Francelle brings her mother's story to life-the narrow escapes and moments of terror alongside typical teenager concerns about food, fashion, and boys. Despite her lifelong modesty, Andrée has been lauded by the French government for her bravery. Now her achievements will reach a new audience.

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Francelle Bradford White first learned about her mother's exploits in World War II when she was six years old and has been fascinated by her achievements ever since.

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