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The Resource Silent heroes : downed airmen and the French underground, Sherri Greene Ottis

Silent heroes : downed airmen and the French underground, Sherri Greene Ottis

Label
Silent heroes : downed airmen and the French underground
Title
Silent heroes
Title remainder
downed airmen and the French underground
Statement of responsibility
Sherri Greene Ottis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Under the shadow of Nazi occupation, ordinary men and women leading apparently quiet lives as doctors, farmers, housewives, priests, and teachers engaged in spy thriller adventures to save the Allied airmen raining down among them. French and Belgian patriots, usually without aid or training, created elaborate escape lines that enabled thousands of Allied airmen to evade enemy capture. Known simply as "helpers," these men and women organized prison breakouts, seaside evacuations, and parachute drops as well as provided food, shelter, and traveling papers for the men in their care. All this was done amidst the constant threat of betrayal by a traitor or brutal arrest and interrogation by Gestapo agents." "To research these stories, Ottis hiked the Pyrenees and interviewed many of the surviving helpers and evaders. She tells of the extreme difficulty helpers had in avoiding Nazi infiltration by double agents; of their creativity in hiding evaders in their homes, sometimes in the midst of unexpected searches; and of their generosity in sharing their meager food supplies during wartime. Silent Heroes is filled with dashing heroes, dastardly villains, well-planned traps, and last-minute escapes. The sum of these stories reveals the unflagging spirit and courage of these men and women in the face of a war fought on a very personal level."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ottis, Sherri Greene
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
O75 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Flight crews
  • Escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Label
Silent heroes : downed airmen and the French underground, Sherri Greene Ottis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45320680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780813121864
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00012278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Silent heroes : downed airmen and the French underground, Sherri Greene Ottis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45320680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780813121864
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00012278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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