Resistance

4 October 2020

WERTHEIMER, Simon S (#173)

Born German in 1930; father & uncle decorated by Germany in WWI, commemorates Aunt Carola exterminated at TREBLINKA, the HOLOCAUST MILLIONS lost & British Major FRANK FOLEY saving hundreds
4 October 2020

ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

Mrs Irmina ROEFLER (née RUNO), in 1944 still in her teens, was an AK COURIER and represents all POLISH WOMEN, the triumphs and tragedies of POLAND, the POLISH HOME ARMY (ARMII KRAJOWEJ) and the AK's RESISTANCE
2 October 2020

MOLINARI, Mario (#217)

PARTISAN Lieutenant Mario MOLINARI, earlier in the ITALIAN ARMY, here as one of the first 4 more effective units, for the largely FORGOTTEN 200.000 enrolled, PARTISAN ITALIANS, who fought on the ALLIED SIDE
24 September 2020

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

One of two sisters who were ‘teenage sweethearts’ of the Czech Jan KUBIS and Slovak Josef GABCIK who parachuted by HALIFAX into CZECHOSLOVAKIA to kill Reinhard HEYDRICH in May1942, before Hitler’s terrible June LIDICE annihilation (turned into the film Anthropoid). “The [sisters] knew it was something serious because they slept with guns under their pillows even in a small village. But my mum and aunt didn’t think they were going to their deaths.” Lorna’s tale was first told in The Mirror Caught the Sun: Operation Anthropoid 1942.
23 September 2020

COASTWATCHER (#249)

COASTWATCHER", by special request from SURVIVING BRITISH COASTWATCHERS, for this most important representative, it is signed, as appropriate, ANONYMOUSLY, for the foresight of the AUSTRALIANS & their Navy, who planned the system, and ALL these HEROIC PEOPLE & their HELPERS, who knowingly stayed behind, high up in the interior on many strategic islands, watching to provide VALUED INTELLIGENCE by radio
23 September 2020

BETHGE, Dietrich (#290)

Dictrich BETHGE, godson of and christened by the renowned German theologian Dietrich BONHOEFFER, was chosen to represent the opposition and GERMAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS against Nazism, which too often would be forgotten during and after the war.
29 August 2020

van ERP, Johannes ‘Jan’ (#159)

Johannes 'Jan' van Erp voluntarily and persistently carried out an unsaid guard duty for an exhausted Bren Gun & Anti-Tank Carrier Crew of L/Cpl Jack ‘Tubby’ Pratt, Horace ‘Chip’ Read and Bill Holden, who had just lost, killed, an unreplaced No.3 member on their liberation advance with the Royal Norfolk Regiment into Helmond, demonstrated the spirit of friendship in adversity and the resistance of the people of the Netherlands.
29 August 2020

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

“one of the last to get out before the tunnel was discovered, he survived as one of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the forests” One of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the […]
29 August 2020

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

Helped rescue 27 Allied Escaped Aircrew, for Comet Line (which inspired The Secret Army) sister Michou GM and Andrée (Dedée) de Jongh. Captured & in Ravensbrück and Mauthausen (video)
29 August 2020

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

Mme. Jeannie YG Rousseau (Vicomtesse de CLARENS) King's Medal for Service in the cause of Freedom, CIA Agency Seal Medal, Légion d’Honneur (and Grand Officer Medal), Croix de Guerre, Resistance Medal “She was one of the most remarkable young women of her generation.” (New York Times). Aged 23, as ‘Amniarix’ in the DRUIDES network, showed great courage evading Gestapo to capture crucial German rockets programme information, vital intelligence leading to Bombing of Peenemünde (German V-1 Doodlebug and V-2 Rockets). Captured twice and sent to three concentration camps.
29 August 2020

CASPERS, Loek NC (#162)

Caspers used her bike to transport everything from hand grenades to transmitters for calling in allied bombing raids and microfilm revealing details of German troop positions… “It’s very important not forget…You fight for the same principles, don't you? Freedom of opinion and freedom of speech, freedom of religion, against dictatorship
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