Andrée's War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis by Francelle Bradford White

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By Francelle Bradford White

A real tale of bravery and braveness in occupied Paris.

Andrée Griotteray was once basically nineteen years previous while the Germans invaded France. through the 4 years of profession she remodeled from looking for enjoyable and frivolity right into a able, fearless younger lady, risking her lifestyles in carrier to her state and the Resistance. continuously modest approximately her activities throughout the warfare, Andrée has been embellished by way of the French executive for her bravery. Now her relocating and brave tale is introduced vividly to existence, instructed for the 1st time through her personal daughter.

After the German invasion of Paris in June 1940, nineteen-year-old Andrée Griotteray stumbled on herself dwelling in an occupied urban, compelled to paintings along the invaders. not able to face through and do not anything, her more youthful brother Alain arrange his personal resistance community to do no matter what he may possibly to defy the Nazis. Andrée risked her existence to aid him with out hesitation.

While operating on the Police Headquarters in Paris, she published and disbursed copies of an underground information sheet and stole clean identification playing cards that have been handed directly to women and men trying to break out France. She travelled throughout France, making a choice on up and losing off intelligence finally destined for the British and american citizens, continuously fearless within the face of giant strain. after which, in the future, she used to be betrayed and arrested.

Based on Andrée's diaries from the time and conversations through the years, Francelle Bradford White recounts her mother's extraordinary tale: the slender escapes and moments of terror along a customary teenager's issues approximately nutrients, style and boys.

This attention-grabbing tale tells of 1 woman's fight and of the bravery that eventually resulted in her being provided the Médaille de los angeles Résistance, the Croix de guerre and the Légion d'honneur.

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A cease-fire agreement was reached on August 20, making the battle for Shimushu the last Japanese tank battle of the war. 41 Japanese tanks captured by the Soviet Army, such as these Type 97-Kai Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks on parade in Beijing, helped form the core of the Chinese People’s Army in the late 1940s. (Patton Museum) The final campaign: defense of the Home Islands One reason for the relatively limited use of Japanese tanks in the final year of fighting in the Pacific was the decision to reserve the newest and best equipment for the final defense of the Home Islands.

Yamashita also forbade the tank commanders to conduct the type of banzai charge that had led to the destruction of the 9th Tank Regiment on Saipan. Massed attack was to be used only when it was evident that the local defenses were on the verge of failing. The density of tank emplacement varied from village to village. The smallest detachment at Urdaneta had only nine tanks, but the Shigemi detachment of the 7th Tank Regiment at San Manuel had 45 tanks, and the Ida detachment of the 6th Tank Regiment at Munoz had 52 tanks.

A tank company and motorized infantry battalion mounted the attack on the night of December 16 but were ambushed by US infantry and decimated. The advancing US units made first contact with the outer belt of the 2nd Tank Division positions near Binalonan later in the month. The first significant tank battle took place on January 24, 1945, at San Manuel. The US 161st Infantry Regiment attacked the town, supported by M7 105mm howitzer 38 This Type 97-Kai Shinhoto Chi-Ha was head of a column of 2nd Tank Division, hit by bazooka fire on January 30, 1945, near Umungan on Luzon.

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