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Viewing Entry - Carve Her Name With Pride (E15815)
by Minney, R. J. (Rubeigh James)

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TitleCarve Her Name With Pride : the story of Violette Szabo
Author / Responsible partyMinney, R. J. (Rubeigh James)
GenreBiography, History.
TopicsBiography, History. World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France. World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain. Szabo, Violette, 1921-1945. Great Britain. Special Operations Executive. F Section.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring story of the half-French Violette Szabo who was born in Paris Iin 1921 to an English motorcar dealer, and a French Mother. She met and married Etienne Szabo, a Captain in the French Foreign Legion in 1940. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Tania, her husband died at El Alamein. She became a FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) and was recruited into the SOE and underwent secret agent training. Her first trip to France was completed successfully even though she was arrested and then released by the French Police. On June 7th, 1944, Szabo was parachuted into Limoges. Her task was to coordinate the work of the French Resistance in the area in the first days after D-Day. She was captured by the SS 'Das Reich' Panzer Division and handed over to the Gestapo in Paris for interrogation. From Paris, Violette Szabo was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp where she was executed in January 1945. She was only 23 and for her courage was posthumously awarded The George Cross and the Croix de Guerre.

Additional Information

System control numberE15815
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain : Pen & Sword Military, 2011
Narrator NameNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator