By Francelle Bradford White
A precise tale of bravery and braveness in occupied Paris.
Andrée Griotteray was once purely nineteen years previous while the Germans invaded France. through the 4 years of career she reworked from looking for enjoyable and frivolity right into a able, fearless younger lady, risking her lifestyles in provider to her nation and the Resistance. regularly modest approximately her activities throughout the warfare, Andrée has been adorned through the French executive for her bravery. Now her relocating and brave tale is introduced vividly to lifestyles, informed for the 1st time via her personal daughter.
After the German invasion of Paris in June 1940, nineteen-year-old Andrée Griotteray came upon herself dwelling in an occupied urban, compelled to paintings along the invaders. not able to face by way of and do not anything, her more youthful brother Alain organize his personal resistance community to do no matter what he may well to defy the Nazis. Andrée risked her lifestyles to assist him with out hesitation.
While operating on the Police Headquarters in Paris, she revealed and dispensed copies of an underground information sheet and stole clean identity playing cards that have been handed directly to women and men trying to break out France. She travelled throughout France, identifying up and losing off intelligence finally destined for the British and americans, continually fearless within the face of tremendous 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 very good tale: the slender escapes and moments of terror along a customary teenager's issues approximately nutrition, style 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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Extra resources for Andrée's War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis
Who would actually do the work, and how would it be organized? Some rubble clearance, of course, began as soon as the fighting stopped. Major streets were cleared with allied help, and property owners and tenants worked with their hands to make usable space in the ruins. The removal of the great masses of rubble, however, became a large-scale task for city-owned and private construction firms. As rubble clearance competed for labor and machinery with building projects already in progress, shortages of labor, fuel, and machinery were a constant problem for local authorities.
The initial basis for town action was the Reichsleistungsgesetz of 13 July 1938 in its revised version of 1 September 1939; this was a kind of enabling law that obliged and empowered the towns to enter a building to put out a fire, clear serious bomb damage, or make the site safe. 14 An alternative was the December 1940 Ordinance Concerning Measures for Clearance of War Damage (Verordnung iiber NeuordnungsmaBnahmen zur Beseitigung von Kriegsfolgen). Although these laws had been introduced and used by the Nazis, they were not abrogated by the allied occupying forces when the war ended, and local town authorities continued to invoke them as the legal basis for rubble clearance.
The fire department, augmented by the AKE units and self-help units, emerged from bomb shelters to find themselves without water and often surrounded by flames. "39 Furniture that residents had tried to salvage caught fire in the streets, and the winds caused burning buildings to collapse and block escape Bombs and Rubble 11 routes. For the first time the fire department was unable to extinguish all the fires during the night and day following a raid, and still-burning buildings served as beacons for the bombers the next night and helped the conflagration to grow.
Andrée's War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis by Francelle Bradford White