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NO DRUMS. NO TRUMPETS
Arthur Barker Ltd, UK 1961 - Ghita Mary Lindell (11 September 1895 in Sutton, London - 1986 in Paris). Lindell was born to a wealthy family in Surrey, England. Her mother, Gertrude Colls, was of the Colls family, the daughter of a successful architect. During the First World War, she served as a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) and subsequently with the Secours aux Blessés, a division of the French Red Cross. She was decorated for her bravery and service by the French, receiving a Croix de Guerre in 1918. She was also decorated by the Tsarist Russian government. She married the Count de Milleville, a member of the French aristocracy, and settled permanently in France. During World War II, she participated in the evacuation of three Allied pilots on the "Pat" line (named after "Pat O'Leary", an alias of Albert Guérisse). Despite a narrow escape, which led to her brief refuge in her native Britain, she joined MI9 and returned to occupied France in 1942, where she learned that as the Comtesse de Milleville, she had been sentenced to death. She would have organised a new escape line, the "Marie-Claire" line, under her new name. She continued to work in France until severely wounded, captured and deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp at the end of 1943. She survived in the camp hospital and was liberated by the Swedish Red Cross in 1945. - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: The original first impression dustjacket houses this amazing book. Retains price 18s net to the front prelim. Small chips to the top and bottom of the spine and the corner folds. Creasing to the extremities and scuffing also. Light browning, mainly noticeable to the lighter areas of the dustjacket. Fabulous imagery of Mary Lindell's forged Identity Card on the front panel. Light blue cloth boards. Lightly bumped corners and browned on the bottom edge of the spine. Page block within is tight. Wonderful picture of Mary Lindell opposite full title page. Pages are uniformly browned with age. The biography has 275 pages with a further 3 page postscript. - E N D - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days.- Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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