Joséphine Baker avait le même grade (sous-lieutenant) et les mêmes décorations (Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (à titre militaire), croix de guerre avec palmes, médaille de la résistance (avec rosette pour Joséphine Baker) et croix de la France Libre) que Georges Caussanel et Suzanne Guiral pour leur engagement à tous trois dans la résistance.
Elle reposera au Panthéon à partir du 30 novembre 2021
Joséphine BAKER worked as a secret agent of Free France, then in the Free French Air Forces.
This book tells of his early involvement in the Resistance and in the intelligence of Free France, a story little known because eclipsed by his career as a star.
My father Georges had met her once in Paris, when she was with Jo Bouillon, then another time in Milandes in the Dordogne.
44.694.F DE SAINT MICHEL A RAVENSBRUCK
BY SUZANNE GUIRAL
resistant, deported to Ravensbrück
This book is put online for free on the Internet with the agreement of Mr Georges GUIRAL, sole heir of Mrs Suzanne GUIRAL and holder of literary rights, so that this testimony can be known to the greatest number and to the new generation; I especially thank him.
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THE STORY OF PAT O'LEARY
BY VINCENT BROME
Which admirably traces the atmosphere of this time of daily danger and urgency experienced by men in the shadows, men of the Resistance and those who came from England in enemy land, full of traps.
Pat O'Leary (Dr Albert Marie Guerisse) British MI 9 agent, created an escape network throughout France which saved many British and American pilots shot down in France, escapees and resistance fighters. He was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to the Mathausen and Dachau camps.
The organization's radio station was based in Montauban where Pat O'Leary visited several times. Tom Groome, the radio, was arrested by the Gestapo with the Cheramys who were lodging him.
It is possible that my father Georges, from whom I have this book, knew him, but I am not sure. However, what I do know is that my father had met Françoise Dissart in Toulouse.
(This second-hand book can be found on dedicated sites, but there are only a few copies)
MEMORIES OF WAR
DE CHARLES DE GAULLE
Pierre Clostermann (1921-2006) , pilote de chasse dans la Royal Air Force, fut le "plus grand chasseur" de France durant la guerre 39/45, et ensuite, l'homme "le plus décoré" de France.
MEMORIES OF A SECRET AGENT OF FREE FRANCE
MEMORIES OF A SECRET AGENT OF LIBRE FRANCE
BY COLONEL REMY
Summary: "Le Refus is the first volume of Colonel Rémy's famous series, Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France Libre, the best-known and most complete testimony published on" shadow fighters. " that I had begun my reading, nothing existed any more except her. I saw the birth, groping, growing, developing and living, with its successes and its catastrophes, its sufferings, its anguishes and its agonies, the astonishing adventure of a man whom nothing intended for the profession of secret agent. (...) Having spent a sleepless night on these pages, I say the following morning, as I repeat here: it is magnificent. "
Francine MAYRAN's new book
An art book and a reflection book (215 pages) to link Art, Holocaust, individual memories and History.
Painter-ceramicist and psychiatrist, she gives us a reflection on transmission and traces, based on her works and the words of a survivor.
The memory of the Shoah is embodied in his paintings and ceramics, to question the position of witness and the responsibility of men and to question the traces left by barbarism. It echoes all the memories, those of Jews, Gypsies, resistance fighters ... to remind everyone of the inestimable value of all life, the precious value of Life.
Discover the European route of its exhibitions in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Albania, Thessaloniki… with photos of places of memory and texts by historians.
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