Only forty nine would return to france drawing on interviews with these women and their families and on documents in german french and polish archives a train in winter is a remarkable account of the extraordinary courage of ordinary people a story of bravery survival and the enduring power of female friendship. A train in winter tells the fascinating story of the french resistance during world war ii the author caroline moorland focuses her book on the women of the french resistance these women might not wield guns or plant bombs but they do house refugees in their hotels print papers in their basements and hand out flyers in the streets. The winter of 1942 43 encompassed some of the darkest days of world war ii not least for the french resistance moorehead gellhorn uses as her lens the lesser known january 1943 transport of 230 women of the resistance to the auschwitz death camp. A train in winter draws on interviews with these women and their families german french and polish archives and documents held by world war ii resistance organizations to uncover a dark chapter of history that offers an inspiring portrait of ordinary people of bravery and survival and of the remarkable enduring power of female friendship. Corpus id 127875314 a train in winter an extraordinary story of women friendship and resistance in occupied france inproceedingsmoorehead2011ati titlea train in winter an extraordinary story of women friendship and resistance in occupied france authorc moorehead year2011
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