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Escape from Hitler’s Europe: Downed Allied Airmen

And the Resistance Women who Risked All to Save Them

2024-03-18 19:00:00 2024-03-18 20:00:00 America/New_York Escape from Hitler’s Europe: Downed Allied Airmen Learn about the brave and selfless resistance women who organized and conducted these journeys on this underground railroad, known as the Comet Line, and helped to save nearly 800 airmen. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Monday, March 18
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-18 19:00:00 2024-03-18 20:00:00 America/New_York Escape from Hitler’s Europe: Downed Allied Airmen Learn about the brave and selfless resistance women who organized and conducted these journeys on this underground railroad, known as the Comet Line, and helped to save nearly 800 airmen. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Explore From Home

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Learn about the brave and selfless resistance women who organized and conducted these journeys on this underground railroad, known as the Comet Line, and helped to save nearly 800 airmen.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84618878021

Presented by Dr. Linda De Roche.

In 1941, an increasing number of Allied aircraft were being shot down in Nazi-occupied Europe. Although most downed airmen were killed or taken prisoner, some evaded capture and were sheltered by Allied sympathizers and the emerging resistance movement to German rule. Their road of safety—and frequently to fight again—was a treacherous journey by train, by bicycle, and on foot that stretched hundreds of miles, from Belgium, across occupied France, to the Pyrenees Mountains at the Spanish border. This presentation will focus especially on the 24-year-old Belgian Andrée de Jongh and the American Virginia d’Albert-Lake.

Dr. Linda De Roche is Professor Emerita of English and American Studies at Wesley College, Dover, De, where she taught courses in American literature, American studies, and gender studies. She has published on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, and the jazz age (as well as other topics) and edited a four-volume reference work on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature. She is currently pursuing her interest in unconventional women through her research on Mrs. Victor Bruce, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart, who held land, air, and speed records during the early twentieth century.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Lecture | History |

TAGS: | Women's History Month | #WomensHistoryMonth |

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