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The caretakers : war graves gardeners and the secret battle to rescue Allied Airmen in World War II / Caitlin Galante DeAngelis.

"The Caretakers tells the powerful and profound story of the British cemetery gardeners who remained at their posts in France during the Nazi invasion of World War II, secretly aiding the French Resistance and providing safe haven for downed American airmen and safe passage for refugees"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781633888999
  • ISBN: 1633888991
  • Physical Description: xviii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, MD : Prometheus, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Somme -- Route de Bapaume -- Running Shoes -- "Men Must Stand To Their Posts" -- "Panic?" -- Enemy Aliens -- Send Some Money if Possible -- Résistants of the First Hour -- Ilag VIII Tost -- One-Man Embassy -- "Honneur aux Heros" -- The Comet Line -- The Accused -- KZ-Aussenlager Holleischen -- Tell Benny We Most Certainly Have Not Forgotten Him -- Return to France -- "It's Hard for Me to Remember All That" -- "A Nice Adornment Without Bread to Eat".
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Search and rescue operations > France.
War cemeteries > France > History.
Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 (France)
Leech, Benjamin Morris, 1889-1965.
Armstrong, Robert, 1894-1944.
Witton, Rosine, 1906-1995.
Great Britain. Imperial War Graves Commission > Officials and employees > Biography.
National cemeteries, British > France > History > 20th century.
Gardeners > France > Biography.

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Red Land Community Library Adults 940.53 DEA Nonfiction (Text) 34006001009452 Main Room New Available -

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