Rosie's War: An English Woman's Escape from Occupied France by Rosemary Say

Rosie's War: An English Woman's Escape from Occupied France by Rosemary Say

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The extraordinary and genuine account of Rosemary Say - an attractive and courageous young Englishwoman whose emigration to France in 1939 led her to suffer the horrors of life under the Nazis

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Rosie, a young Englishwoman from a comfortable middle-class background, left her London home in 1939 to work as an au pair in Avignon in the South of France. Even the outbreak of war later that year did little to disturb her happy life there, until 1940 when Hitler launched an all-out assault on Western Europe. Trying to escape back to Britain, Rosie was only able to flee as far as Paris, where she was eventually rounded up as an 'enemy alien' and sent to a German-run prison camp in Eastern France. Desperate to escape, she eventually did so with an equally industrious friend, Frida. After many months on the run in France, the young women finally reached the unoccupied city of Marseille. From there, they continued to flee through France, Spain and Portugal, at last arriving in Ireland where they were able to catch a plane back to Britain. Moving, enthralling, and inspirational, Rosie's War is a book for all to enjoy.

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SKU GOR004584385
Title Rosie's War: An English Woman's Escape from Occupied France
Author By (author) Rosemary Say
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1843179628
ISBN 13 9781843179627
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Rosie, a young Englishwoman from a comfortable middle-class background, left her London home in 1939 to work as an au pair in Avignon in the South of France. Even the outbreak of war later that year did little to disturb her happy life there, until 1940 when Hitler launched an all-out assault on Western Europe. Trying to escape back to Britain, Rosie was only able to flee as far as Paris, where she was eventually rounded up as an 'enemy alien' and sent to a German-run prison camp in Eastern France. Desperate to escape, she eventually did so with an equally industrious friend, Frida. After many months on the run in France, the young women finally reached the unoccupied city of Marseille. From there, they continued to flee through France, Spain and Portugal, at last arriving in Ireland where they were able to catch a plane back to Britain. Moving, enthralling, and inspirational, Rosie's War is a book for all to enjoy.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004584385
Title Rosie's War: An English Woman's Escape from Occupied France
Author By (author) Rosemary Say
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1843179628
ISBN 13 9781843179627
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.