Friday, January 31, 2014

Louise Thuliez: in grave danger

Louise Thuliez
Courtesy of Vincent Boez

Although each rescue operation was slightly different, Louise and Henriette eventually established a somewhat regular routine: the first step was to gain the trust of the French villagers who were hiding the British soldiers from the Germans. This was not always easy. Once some villagers, convinced the women were responsible for the arrest of some hidden British soldiers, dug two graves for them, determined to kill them when they saw them next...

Excerpt from: "Because I am a Frenchwoman" from Women Heroes of World War I

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