Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal :: Roland Philipps

Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal :: Roland Philipps soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: The Bodley Head, 2021, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (1);

From the cover: Occupied Paris, 1940. A woman in a red hat and a black fur coat hurries down a side-street.

She is Mathilde Carre, codenamed the Cat, later known as Agent Victoire. She is charismatic, daring, and a spy; her story is one of heroism and survival against the odds.

These are the darkest days for France, half-occupied by Nazi Germany, half-governed by the collaborationist Vichy regime; and dark days for Britain, isolated and under threat of invasion. Yet Mathilde is driven by a sense of destiny that she will be her nations saviour.

With little training or support, Mathil…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my History catalogue?


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