Women of Valor

Women of Valor

The Rochambelles on the WWII Front

Book - 2006
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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't fight, driving an ambulance would have to do. Organized in New York by a wealthy American widow determined to create an all-femaleambulance corps, they served with unflinching courage--saving soldiers from burning camps, dodging bombs, bullets, and mines, and even talking their way out of German hands. With colorful, brave characters and fierce battle scenes, Women of Valor is both a gripping and delightful read.

Publisher: New York :, Palgrave Macmillan,, 2006.
ISBN: 9781403971432
Branch Call Number: 940.54753 HA
Characteristics: xv, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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