Lindell's List: Saving American and British Women at Ravensbrück

Lindell s List Saving American and British Women at Ravensbr ck Mary Lindell the Comtesse de Milleville was British born but a largely forgotten agent She combined a passion for adventure with blunt speech and persistently displayed the greatest personal bravery

  • Title: Lindell's List: Saving American and British Women at Ravensbrück
  • Author: Peter Hore
  • ISBN: 9780750966214
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mary Lindell, the Comtesse de Milleville, was British born but a largely forgotten agent She combined a passion for adventure with blunt speech and persistently displayed the greatest personal bravery The Germans denied that American or British prisoners were imprisoned in Ravensbr ck, but Lindell smuggled out a secretly compiled list that detailed women who were agentsMary Lindell, the Comtesse de Milleville, was British born but a largely forgotten agent She combined a passion for adventure with blunt speech and persistently displayed the greatest personal bravery The Germans denied that American or British prisoners were imprisoned in Ravensbr ck, but Lindell smuggled out a secretly compiled list that detailed women who were agents of British Military Intelligence, Special Operations Executive SOE , or the French Resistance Lindell s List details their survival and rescue under Mary s heroic leadership The work includes first person testimony that has never been published before.

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    1. Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. People always talk about the need to remember World War II, implying, perhaps correctly, that society is in danger of forgetting the deeds of the greatest generation. Yet, the truth is, that much of what the Greatest Generation did, we didn’t need to forgot because we were never told about the deeds to begin with. This isn’t so much a charge against the various school systems, though it could be. Schools do teach about the Second World War and the Holocaust, i [...]

    2. I like to read books about people; books written like a story but it's all true. This was not like that. There were too many facts and dates, too many foreign words that were not translated, to much about other people. I was expecting/hoping for a book about Mary Lindell, but she was just one character talked about. Also, whenever she was quoted, she pretty much always swore. I didn't read this in its entirety. I skipped a few chapters and skimmed quite a bit. I kept hoping the author would get [...]

    3. I had never heard of Mary Lindell, remarkable lady who was a nurse assistant with Red Cross in First World War, married twice, 2nd husband was French and she was living in France when Germans invaded, she organised an escape route through unoccupied France for British, eventually caught and sent to Ravensbruck where she was a nurse, amazing story, with very many people who appear and disappear throughout so hard to remember them, I was a bit unsure I'd like the book but found I soon got very inv [...]

    4. An intriguing story and well told by prolific biographer Peter Hore. I struggled a bit with identifying or remembering personages who seemed to come and go throughout, but the story line is strong and it is a good read. Perhaps reading this as a Kindle edition detracted somewhat. The formatting was indifferent and there were no images. I would recommend a hard copy for a more enjoyable experience.

    5. Early on in reading Lindell’s List, I realized there was no way I was going to be able to keep track of all the people who were in some way involved in the stories and narrative, whether integrally or peripherally. There were so many introduced in rapid succession, and sometimes they’d be gone just as quickly, and I got lost. I hate that, because I feel like I’m starting over every time I pick the book back up.BUT once you settle into the book’s pattern, it’s actually quite readable [...]

    6. While not being what I expected to read, it was still a very interesting and informative, if overwhelming read. I became interested in anything Ravensbruck after reading Lilac Girls and Rose Under Fire last year. The story of "The Rabbits" and how they overcame all that was done to them is fascinating and heart-wrenching. Naturally, when I saw that this book was about Ravensbruck, I quickly snatched it up. Once I started reading the book, however, I realized that I had kind of glossed over the f [...]

    7. I was fascinated to read this story about Mary Lindell, a World War ll heroine. After reading Lindell’s List, I was left wondering how I had never heard of her before.Mary was a nurse during World War l, then married and had three children and was living in France when Germany invaded. She immediately sprang into action, helping soldiers get out of a German-occupied France.Even after being arrested and serving 9 months in prison, Mary was released and got right back into the Resistance by smug [...]

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