14 2019

Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Festival 2019 - D-Day Girls

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Lourdes University Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560

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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the
Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and
Helped Win World War II
By Sarah Rose
7 p.m.
Lourdes University Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd.
$18 Dessert reception and author presentation
$36 Dessert reception, author presentation, and book

D-Day Girls focuses on the inspiring, dramatic story of three of the
women who were recruited to lay the groundwork for the D-Day
invasion: Odette Sansom, an energetic mother of three eager to
escape the safe countryside; Lise de Baissac, a composed leader
with an analytic mind; and Andrée Borrel, a scrappy tomboy. Called
upon to lead the resistance in occupied France, each of them was
sent, by parachute or by ship through a sea of U-boats, to infiltrate
from within. Among their many firsts, they were the first women
deployed in close combat, first women paratroopers to infiltrate
enemy territory, first women in active duty special forces, first
female commando raiders, and first women signals officers in a war

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