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Rick Stroud

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Date

Sep 30 2024

Time

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Gower Cottage Stage at the Town Hall

On 31 March 1916 a 23-year-old woman was led from her cell in Brussels and walked ‘like a soldier’ to face a firing squad. Refusing a blindfold, she stated: “I am not afraid of looking into the rifles.” Thus the title of this very different First World War history from Kidnap in Crete author Rick. With his customary elegance he reveals the untold story of the women of the resistance in Belgium and France via the astonishing heroism of eight individuals, among them Edith Cavell and Princess de Croŷ.

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