Women of Valor: The Rochambelles on the WWII Front

TitleWomen of Valor: The Rochambelles on the WWII Front
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHampton, Ellen
Number of Pages233
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York

This volume tells the 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 Pyrenees 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-female ambulance 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. 

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