London: Chapman & Hall, 1949.
First edition. Illustrated. Lacking frontispiece portrait and plates at pages 20 and 310. 1 vols. 8vo. The Story of Odette, Heroine of WW II. Blue half morocco-backed blue cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Manuscript notations on first few blanks else a very good copy. Item #27371
The remarkable story of the indomitable heroine Odette Hallowes, whose work in France with Peter Churchill as an agent of the Special Operations Executive led to her arrest and torture by the Gestapo, and her eventual imprisonment in Ravensbrück concentration camp. This copy bears two and a half pages of manuscript notes on flyleaves and half-title, recounting a conversation between the French journalist Michel Droit and Peter Churchill, Odette’s supervisor, concerning Fresnes prison where both Odette and Churchill were confined and tortured.
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