Paperback Paper bullets : two women who risked their lives to defy the Nazis / Jeffrey H. Jackson.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781643752051 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2020.
Includes bibliographical references.
Extent: 336 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
Total number of loans: 4
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'Paper Bullets' tells the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to write and distribute 'paper bullets' - wicked insults against Hitler, calls to rebel and subversive fictional dialogues designed to demoralise Nazi troops occupying their adopted home on the British Channel Island of Jersey. Devising their own campaign, they slipped their notes into soldier's pockets or tucked them inside newsstand magazines. Hunted by the secret field police, Lucy and Suzanne were finally betrayed in 1944, when the Germans imprisoned them, and tried them in a court martial, sentencing them to death for their actions. Ultimately they survived, but even in jail, they continued to fight the Nazis by reaching out to other prisoners and spreading a message of hope.