Lucie Aubrac: Woman Who Defied the Gestapo


In May 1943, the young, pregnant Frenchwoman Lucie Aubrac engineered the escape of her husband Raymond from the clutches of Klaus Barbie, the feared Gestapo chief later known as the ‘Butcher of Lyon’. When Raymond was arrested again that July, Lucie mounted a second astonishing rescue, pretending to be Raymond's pregnant fiancee in order to stage a marriage in extremis, then ambushing the prison vans in which he was being taken back to gaol. Spirited out of France with her husband by the RAF when she was nine months pregnant, she arrived in London a heroine.
After the war, Lucie and Raymond Aubrac became a celebrity couple: writing and lecturing on their wartime experiences,
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ISBN:

9781782433873

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sian Rees