By Francelle Bradford White
A real tale of bravery and braveness in occupied Paris.
Andrée Griotteray used to be in basic terms nineteen years previous while the Germans invaded France. throughout the 4 years of profession she reworked from looking for enjoyable and frivolity right into a able, fearless younger girl, risking her existence in carrier to her kingdom and the Resistance. continually modest approximately her activities through the struggle, Andrée has been adorned by means of the French executive for her bravery. Now her relocating and brave tale is introduced vividly to lifestyles, instructed for the 1st time through her personal daughter.
After the German invasion of Paris in June 1940, nineteen-year-old Andrée Griotteray came across herself residing in an occupied urban, pressured to paintings along the invaders. not able to face through and do not anything, her more youthful brother Alain organize his personal resistance community to do no matter what he may perhaps to defy the Nazis. Andrée risked her existence to aid him with out hesitation.
While operating on the Police Headquarters in Paris, she revealed and disbursed copies of an underground information sheet and stole clean identity playing cards that have been handed directly to women and men trying to break out France. She travelled throughout France, making a choice on up and losing off intelligence finally destined for the British and americans, regularly fearless within the face of large strain. after which, at some point, she was once betrayed and arrested.
Based on Andrée's diaries from the time and conversations through the years, Francelle Bradford White recounts her mother's extraordinary tale: the slender escapes and moments of terror along a standard teenager's issues approximately nutrition, model and boys.
This interesting tale tells of 1 woman's fight and of the bravery that eventually resulted in her being offered the Médaille de l. a. Résistance, the Croix de guerre and the Légion d'honneur.
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Marker panels and flags were laid over truck hoods, atop tank turrets or on engine decks. Ambulances bore large Geneva Convention red crosses, usually on a white square backing for the Western Allies and a white disc for the Germans, Russians and early-war British ambulances. None of these measures could ever be relied upon to deter trigger-happy pilots. Most countries used some shade of dark green or olive drab as their vehicle base color; OD represented a compromise between earth colors and foliage colors in temperate climates.
Jeeps and other vehicles had folding windshields, which were either removed, or folded down with canvas covers slipped on. Distorting shadows and shapes was critical. The shadow cast by a vehicle’s silhouette was just as valuable to photo analysts as being able to see the vehicle, betraying its presence and sometimes even its type. com important. Disruptive pattern painting helped, as did nets, but for greater effect local vegetation had to be used. Shadows created on the vehicle itself were revealing; this was countered by parking vehicles beneath trees, among dense vegetation, against the shaded side of buildings or along some manmade or natural linear feature.
R Painted splotches, spots, bands, squiggles, etc, whether large or small, needed to be of differing sizes and irregular in distribution and form. Patterns should be bold and simple. r Painting a straight or wavy band around the edge of, for example, a gun shield or vehicle fender, whether directly on the edge or closely paralleling it, served only to advertise its regular shape. Painted bands and patches should “bleed” off vehicle edges. r Painting a band of contrasting color across wheels, or painting them in two different colors, attracted further attention to moving vehicles by creating a pinwheel or “flickering” effect.
Andrée's War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis by Francelle Bradford White