Ab Homburg: Dutch SOE Agent & Spitfire Pilot – Anke ter Doest

The remarkable story of a Dutch resistance fighter who escaped to England twice and became a RAF fighter pilot .     In total darkness two young men in a rowing boat paddled frantically in the direction of England, the third passenger sat at the front on the look-out for possible danger. It was a…

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In Love with the Resistance – Rosie Whitehouse

In love with the Resistance: my mother-in-law’s war by Rosie Whitehouse       On a moonlit night in March 1944, three agents floated down on parachutes into the Languedoc highlands east of Castres, in southern France.   One was Pierre Haymann, a Parisian Jew who had been trained in sabotage and partisan warfare in…

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Amoureux de la Résistance – Rosie Whitehouse

Amoureux de la Résistance – La guerre de ma belle-mère.     Marion Müller   Par une nuit de pleine lune en mars 1944, trois agents descendirent en parachute sur les hauts plateaux du Languedoc à l’est de Castres, dans le sud de la France.   (Version in English click here:  https://afheritage.org/in-love-with-the-resistance-by-rosie-whitehouse)   L’un était…

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The Man with the White Handkerchief – Caroline Broch

The personal memories of a survivor of the tragedy at Oradour in June 1944 – a lesson in history.   Although I have spent most of my life in Paris, my family lived in a small town called Saint Junien in the Haute-Vienne region of central France, about 20 mls (32km) from the city of…

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Women of the Royal Navy – Geneviève Moulard

From her latest book, examples of the often overlooked but strategically vital roles played by the “Wrens” in wartime       In extracts from her latest book Geneviève Moulard revisits a little-known area (particularly in France) of the part British women played during the two wars. In these two short extracts from her new…

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Les Femmes de la Royal Navy — Geneviève Moulard

Extraits de son tout dernier livre. Un aspect peu connu (en France) du rôle joué par les femmes britanniques.   (For English translation click here:   https://afheritage.org/women-of-the-royal-navy-genevieve-moulard)     Les Femmes de la Royal Navy – leur combat pour la liberté 1917 – 1945     Dans son dernier ouvrage, Geneviève Moulard revient sur un…

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Pourquoi se souvenir du Souvenir – – – – Ian Reed

Un bref aperçu de l’histoire, des symboles du Souvenir et des raisons pour lesquelles il est encore important aujourd’hui.   (Version in English: https://afheritage.org/why-we-remember-remembrance-ian-reed)   Arrêter le cycle de la guerre   En 1859 l’Autriche envahit la Sardaigne et combattit la France (11 semaines), en 1864 la Prusse et l’Autriche envahirent le Danemark (9 mois),…

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Lilian Vera Rolfe. Au-delà du courage – Paul McCue

Les agents secrets ont joué un rôle considérable dans la libération de l’Europe. Beaucoup en ont subi de terribles conséquences. Voici l’histoire d’une des leurs.     Le Premier Ministre Winston Churchill inspecte les dégâts causés par les bombes pendant le Blitz à Londres – 1940   Introduction Le 16 juillet 1940, alors que les…

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Lilian Vera Rolfe Beyond Courage – Paul McCue

Secret agents played a significant part in liberating Europe. Many suffered terrible consequences. This is the story of just one.   PM Winston Churchill inspects bomb damage during the Blitz in London – 1940   Introduction   On 16th July 1940, as Luftwaffe bombers stepped up their attacks and Britain prepared their defences against the…

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Belgian Resistance – Fabrice Maerten, Belgian State Archives

A brief look at the complexities, contrasting methods and aims of Belgian resistance groups following the chaos of Nazi Occupation.    This article from www.belgiumwwii.be, is published by kind permission of “The Belgians Remember Them” memorial organisation (see end).   (Traduction en français à la fin de cette page)      THE  KINGDOM OF  BELGIUM…

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