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The Girl and the Bombardier: A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied France (Paperback)

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- Forgotten Piece of the French Resistance: through dogged research and remarkable interviews, the author brings to life a little-known French resistance network for Allied airmen known as Shelburne

- Women in History: the story of Godelieve Van Laere, just a teenager during the War, operating against the Nazi occupiers is a powerful addition to today's movement of celebrating women's important roles in history

- Author's Connections To Military and Veterans Organizations: she is a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society, and the Association des Sauveteurs d'Aviateurs Alli's

- Intersecting Lives: Dean Tate's induction, training, bombing raids, shootdown, and escape are interwoven with Godelieve Van Laere's youth in France, her family's role in the Resistance, her aid to the fallen bombardier, and her lifelong correspondence and friendship with him

- Inside a B-17 Bomber: riveting, heart-pounding portrayal of how the crew of a B-17 worked together

- Among the Last of Its Kind: the author not only interviewed her WWII veteran father and his fellow airmen before they died, but also interviewed the girl who served in the French Resistance and her associates. Such opportunities to interview living participants of these two parts of World War II may now be gone forever. There are fewer than 10 French Resistance members alive today.

- Veterans Day: we will publish in the lead-up to Veterans Day 2020 for positive media hits

- The Proven Sales Track of WWII Survival, Rescue, and Escape Books: 2019's Escape from Paris and No Surrender, and a number of classics, including Unbroken

- Magnificent Photo Program: 8 pages of b&w photos

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635767179
ISBN-10: 1635767172
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English