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The Resource Résistance : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War, Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor, (sound recording)

Résistance : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War, Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor, (sound recording)

Label
Résistance : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War
Title
Résistance
Title remainder
a Frenchwoman's journal of the War
Statement of responsibility
Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A real-life Suite Française, this riveting diary by a key female member of the French Resistance in WWII is translated into English for the first time. Agnès Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940. Though she might well have weathered the oppressive regime, Humbert was stirred to action by the atrocities she witnessed. In an act of astonishing bravery, she joined forces with several colleagues to form an organized resistance--very likely the first such group to fight back against the occupation. (In fact, their newsletter, Résistance, gave the French Resistance its name.) In the throes of their struggle for freedom, the members of Humbert's group were betrayed to the Gestapo; Humbert herself was imprisoned. In immediate, electrifying detail, Humbert describes her time in prison, her deportation to Germany, where for more than two years she endured a string of brutal labor camps, and the horror of discovering that seven of her friends were executed by a firing squad. But through the direst of conditions, and ill health in the labor camps, Humbert retains hope for herself, for her friends, and for humanity. Originally published in France in 1946, the book was soon forgotten and is now translated into English for the first time.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
ARL
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Humbert, Agnès
Dewey number
940.531/832
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Text in English; translated from the French
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
H7713 2008
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joyce Bean
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Bean, Joyce
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  • Humbert, Agnès
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • France
Transposition and arrangement
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Label
Résistance : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War, Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • The book versions of this work have variant subtitles
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400108336
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 10 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn268795107
  • (OCoLC)268795107
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Résistance : a Frenchwoman's journal of the War, Agnès Humbert ; translation by Barbara Mellor, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • The book versions of this work have variant subtitles
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400108336
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 10 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn268795107
  • (OCoLC)268795107
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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