'A striking account of an extraordinary life' The Times on Tomorrow to be Brave. 'Truly remarkable' Sunday Telegraph on Tomorrow to be Brave. 'A touching, moving piece of history, as well as a love story' Yorkshire Post on Tomorrow to be Brave.
From the Back Cover
'Wherever you go, I will go too.'
These were the words Susan Travers spoke to General Koenig, the Commander of the Free French and the Foreign Legion in North Africa during the Second World War, and the man with whom she was in love.
Her words were about to be tested to the limit. It was early Spring 1942, and under the pitiless desert sky the great siege of Bir Hakeim was about to begin. Surrounded for fifteen days and nights by Rommel's Afrika Korps, outnumbered ten to one, pounded by Stuka and Heinkel bombers, Susan, the General and the thousand soldiers seemed doomed. Then, one moonless night, the French made an audacious bid for freedom. Speeding across the minefields of no-man's-land towards Rommel's deadly Panzer tanks, Susan led the convoy of men and vehicles away from Bir Hakeim. Hailed as the heroine of the night, she was awarded the Military Medal and the Legion d'Honneur.
Tomorrow to be Brave is the story of Susan Travers's amazing life, from her childhood in England and the South of France, to her decision to join the Free French, and her time as a regular serving officer in the Foreign Legion - the only woman ever to achieve this. A tale of exceptional courage, it is also a passionate love story.