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Author Humbert, Agnès.
Uniform Title Notre guerre. English
Title Résistance [electronic resource] : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War / Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor.
Published [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2009.
Book Cover
  
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Note Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed May 7, 2009).
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
Performer Read by Joyce Bean.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
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.
Language Text in English; translated from the French.
Subject Humbert, Agnès -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, French.
Prisoners of war -- France -- Diaries.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Diaries.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
Genre Audiobooks.
Related Names Mellor, Barbara.
Bean, Joyce, Narrator.
Tantor Media.
Collection Title Audiobook collection (EBSCO).
ISBN 9781400128334 (electronic audio bk.)
1400128331 (electronic audio bk.)
OCLC number 320477041