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Carve Her Name With Pride by [Minney, R.J.]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 168 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 715 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword; Reprint edition (19 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AE7DE8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 168 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I remember as a kid growing up in the 60's/70's, this book being on my parent's bookshelf. I was told, "you can read that when you are older". Going on 40 years later, I have done so. I knew the name Violette Szabo, but had no idea about her heroic deeds in WWII. Courageous and determined, and also a warm and friendly person. A gripping read, but I suspect the book only touches on her accomplishments and the tragedy. And I now want to know more....
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This is the astounding story of a true heroine, a young woman who exceeded all expectations and held her own against diabolical odds. Violette Szabo's story should be read, and her memory honoured by everyone. Here is a real role-model. If you think that someone who kicks a football around a playing field and advertises in magazines should be held up as a hero, reading this should put your head straight. Violette Szabo was the tough and dynamic Real Deal.
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I read this wonderful book as a child, and it has taken pride of place on my bookshelf since. Violette was a truly courageous woman, and has been one of my heroine's since. We should never forget the sacrifices these brave men and women made for our freedom.
I would add this book to any young woman's reading list!
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There are a great many biographies that were published in the first 10-15 years immediately post-War which were sufficiently heroic in their stories, successful in themselves and upon which many equally successful British movies were made. 'Carve Her Name With Pride' was just one. 'The Great Escape', 'The Dambusters', 'Battle of the River Plate', 'Sink the Bismarck' were among the better known book and movie combinations from that era and 'Odette' was one of the few also about a former SOE agent.

The author of this book was a complex and multi-talented individual with a career that included journalist, magazine editor (several times), film producer, university lecturer in film and media, playright and author of over 30 titles of which most were fiction but also included a biography on Charlie Chaplin. One may feel it necessary to ask why a writer whose background is mostly in fiction would choose or be asked to write a biography. That background in fiction also forces to the surface the question about the book's factuality and whether some portions were invented. The author's film work was based in Britain and Hollywood and he had worked with some of the big names in film. This book was first published in 1956 and the film of the same name was released soon afterwards.

This book's story is that of Violette Szabo, a British-born Anglo-French woman then working as a shop assistant who met and married an officer of the French Foreign Legion who would be killed at El Alamein in 1942.
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I read this book as a child and have remembered it ever since. Now I'm buying copies for my nieces, so that they know about the sacrifices British women have made over the years. Particularly since Violette Szabo died so young.
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A gripping biography, a profile in Courage. It tells us the life story of a French-British heroin during the Second World War.
She served in the SOE, secret British service, and was sent on missions to occupied France to help the Resistance movements.
This book is a monument to the memory of a lady who lived and died for our freedom.
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I saw the film as a child and was amazed at the courage of this young girl. I cried at the film and have done so again each time it has been on television.
I am so amazed by her courage and that of her parents when in guessing the work she was doing did not try and stop her. As a parent I think I would have lacked the courage not to stop my daughter.
Violette was an ordinary girl, like so many of the Girls who went into enemy territory and I do not think that she, or the other girls and boys (and the reality is they were youngsters), have been recognised for their bravery.
History has shown us how horrific the Germans were that one cannot begin to acknowledge what happened to Violette at the hands of the monsters.
We should remember all our service personnel for without them we would not enjoy the freedom we have
Such a sad ending.
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What a wonderful account of a story of a great lady, a true heroine, if you are interested in World war two accounts, and, especially of the brave SOE, you will not be able to put this book down!
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