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Verkoop door Boekenbalie Belgie. Stel een vraag. Witherington led a network of French Maquis resistance fighters as they fought the Nazis and even presided over the surrender of 18, German troops at the end of the war. Born in to British parents in France, Witherington was working at the British embassy in Paris when the German army invaded in She escaped to Britain with her mother and sisters, but was determined to find a way to fight back. Her command of the resistance network, which grew to include over 3, French Resistance fighters at its peak, was so effective that the Nazis put a one million franc bounty on her head.
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At one point, in an effort to break the network, the Germans ordered thousands of troops with artillery to attack Witherington's force. She reported that the battle raged for 14 hours and the Germans lost 86 men while the Maquis lost 24 "including civilians who were shot and the injured who were finished off.
Among other successes, her force disrupted a key railroad line between the south of France and Normandy over times, all the while suffering only a few casualties. I didn't sit behind a desk all day.
But what she considered her greatest honor came decades later in her parachute wings.