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Women of Valor: The Rochambelles on the WWII Front

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Women of Valor tells the extraordinary story of the Rochambelles, the only women's unit to serve on the front lines of World War II. Some of them had been proper young ladies stranded abroad by the German invasion of France; others had scaled the Pyrénées by night to escape the Nazi occupation. All of them had a deep desire to help liberate their nation, and if they couldn ...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published August 22nd 2006 by St. Martin's Press
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Speedtribes
This was an interesting book about the first group of women allowed to the front lines as military personnel and not civilian auxiliary. These women were ambulance drivers that accompanied the 2nd armored Division during WWII in a campaign to free France from the Nazis.

I picked up the book because they rarely ever write about the experiences of the cooks and supply clerks and medics that work as support for the main body of the military -- and these were about a very rare group of little known w
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Rose
Dec 30, 2008 Rose rated it it was amazing
Women of Valor is the story of some gutsy French broads who formed an all-female ambulance corp during WWII. These women, from a variety of backgrounds and in various stages of life, were bonded by their deep desire to help liberate their country by participating as actively as possible in the war effort. Banned from the army, their ticket to the front lines was the 19, brand-new ambulances their organizer, Florence Conrad, had secured. When offered to General Leclerc, he heartily accepted the d ...more
Becky
Apr 03, 2008 Becky rated it it was amazing
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This book was amazing. In some ways, it was like reading about a foreign planet. The pace at which grave danger and normality fluctuated within the lives of these women was astounding. It was also so interesting to get a small understanding of what life on the front lines of the war must have been like. These women were embedded with the troops and saw everything, and their accounts of the events provide a nuanced and fascinating view of what it must have been like. Also, it is shocking how brav ...more
Darlis
Aug 07, 2009 Darlis rated it really liked it
This is more group biography than history. It is story after story of what happened to this incredible group of women who drove ambulances for Leclerc's army in France during WWII. Hair-raising adventure, a little silly interlude, scary experiences, gory, bloodied soldiers who needed their help, etc. etc. this covers the war experience like little else that I have ever read. This is a good read.
Bonnie
Jan 05, 2009 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
My cousin, Ellen Hampton, is the author :)
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So far it's pretty good. I'm not running outside to sneak a peak, but it's good to learn about the lives of other women who were heroes - unrecognized heroes.
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Gabriel García Marquez once said that the writer's problem was not the reach of the imagination, it was making our lives believable. So true. Let's just say it's been a great ride so far, for a southern cross: Florida born, Paris based, historian, lecturer, writer, reader.
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