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This is an auction for TOMORROW TO BE BRAVE by Susan Travers.

“Englishwoman Susan Travers, aka "La Miss," now 91, was the only woman ever to serve officially with the French Foreign Legion. When war broke out in 1939, she joined de Gaulle's Free French, endured the mandatory nursing training, and in North Africa found the work she wanted, as a front-line driver. Eventually, she became Gen. Pierre Koenig's personal driver and secret lover. She emerged a decorated hero of the bloody Bir Hakeim campaign in Libya. Her (married) general's career advanced too far for their affair to continue. In her despair, Travers joined up and became a true Legionnaire, immersing herself in the world of warfare. "Je ne regrette rien" is the message here, which may be why this pre-feminist figure sounds so inspiring to modern ears.”
- Publishers Journal (US)

“Travers spent her childhood in England and eventually moved to France with her parents. In 1940, she left behind a privileged life to join the Free French. The only woman ever to serve in the French Foreign Legion, in 1942 Travers led a convoy of men and vehicles to freedom after being surrounded and outnumbered for 15 days. After the war, she served with the Foreign Legion in Tunisia. In 1997, she was given France's highest award for bravery, the Legion d'Honneur. Engrossing from the first page, this is a fascinating story of a young woman's bravery and heroism as well as a story of romance and heartbreak.”
- Library Journal (US)

Large format (trade) paperback 2000.

287 pages + 16 pages of photographs.

A name on the inside front cover. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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