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The Resource Résistance : a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France, Agnès Humbert ; translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor ; afterword by Julien Blanc

Résistance : a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France, Agnès Humbert ; translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor ; afterword by Julien Blanc

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Résistance : a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France
Title
Résistance
Title remainder
a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France
Statement of responsibility
Agnès Humbert ; translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor ; afterword by Julien Blanc
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A real-life Suite Française, this riveting diary by a key female member of the French Resistance in WWII is translated into English for the first time. Agnès Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940. Though she might well have weathered the oppressive regime, Humbert was stirred to action by the atrocities she witnessed. In an act of astonishing bravery, she joined forces with several colleagues to form an organized resistance--very likely the first such group to fight back against the occupation. (In fact, their newsletter, Résistance, gave the French Resistance its name.) In the throes of their struggle for freedom, the members of Humbert's group were betrayed to the Gestapo; Humbert herself was imprisoned. In immediate, electrifying detail, Humbert describes her time in prison, her deportation to Germany, where for more than two years she endured a string of brutal labor camps, and the horror of discovering that seven of her friends were executed by a firing squad. But through the direst of conditions, and ill health in the labor camps, Humbert retains hope for herself, for her friends, and for humanity. Originally published in France in 1946, the book was soon forgotten and is now translated into English for the first time.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Résistance : a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France, Agnès Humbert ; translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor ; afterword by Julien Blanc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [358]-359) and index
Contents
The fall of the Third Republic -- Paris under the Swastika -- In the prison du Cherche-Midi -- In the prison de la Sante -- In the prison de Fresnes -- In the communal cell -- Forced labour -- At the Phrix Rayon Factory -- The fall of the Third Reich -- Hunting the Nazis
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 370 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596915596
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008016603
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn223107892
  • (OCoLC)223107892
Label
Résistance : a woman's journal of struggle and defiance in occupied France, Agnès Humbert ; translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor ; afterword by Julien Blanc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [358]-359) and index
Contents
The fall of the Third Republic -- Paris under the Swastika -- In the prison du Cherche-Midi -- In the prison de la Sante -- In the prison de Fresnes -- In the communal cell -- Forced labour -- At the Phrix Rayon Factory -- The fall of the Third Reich -- Hunting the Nazis
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 370 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596915596
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008016603
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn223107892
  • (OCoLC)223107892

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