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The Resource Lucie Aubrac : the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo, Siân Rees

Lucie Aubrac : the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo, Siân Rees

Label
Lucie Aubrac : the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo
Title
Lucie Aubrac
Title remainder
the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo
Statement of responsibility
Siân Rees
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May 1943, a young Frenchwoman called Lucie Aubrac engineered the escape of her husband, Raymond, from the clutches of Klaus Barbie, the feared Gestapo chief later known as the "Butcher of Lyon." When Raymond was arrested again that June, Lucie mounted a second astonishing rescue, ambushing the prison van that was transporting him. As a founding member and leader of the important French Resistance group Liberation-Sud, Lucie served as a courier, arms carrier, and saboteur who engineered these and other escape plans on behalf of her husband and other Resistance fighters. Spirited out of France with Raymond by the RAF, Lucie arrived in London a heroine. For the postwar generation the couple embodied the spirit of "the real France": the one that resisted, and eventually expelled the Nazis. However, in 1983, Kalus Barbie made the bombshell claim that the Aubracs had become informers in 1943, betraying their comrades. The French press and the couple themselves furiously denounced this as slander, but as worrying inconsistencies were spotted in Lucie's story, doubts emerged that have never quite gone away. Who was Lucie Aubrac? What did she really do in 1943? And was she truly the spirit of la vraie France, or a woman who could not resist casting herself as a heroine? Siân Rees's penetrating, even-handed account draws from letters, newspaper articles, and other archival materials, as well as several interviews, to decipher the truth behind Lucie and her husband's wartime endeavors and near fall from grace. It offers a thrilling portrait of a brave, resourceful woman who went to extraordinary lengths for love and country
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Siân
Dewey number
  • 940.53/44092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
R3218 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aubrac, Lucie
  • Aubrac, Lucie
  • German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military participation
  • Underground movements, War
  • France
  • France
Label
Lucie Aubrac : the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo, Siân Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) 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
Contents
Lucie Bernard -- Lucie Samuel -- "Lucie Montet" -- "Lucie Aubrac" -- Lucie Aubrac
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781613735671
Lccn
2015045189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • 2646032
  • (OCoLC)925498377
  • (OCoLC)ocn925498377
  • 2611253
  • 2646032
Label
Lucie Aubrac : the French resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo, Siân Rees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) 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
Contents
Lucie Bernard -- Lucie Samuel -- "Lucie Montet" -- "Lucie Aubrac" -- Lucie Aubrac
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781613735671
Lccn
2015045189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • 2646032
  • (OCoLC)925498377
  • (OCoLC)ocn925498377
  • 2611253
  • 2646032

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