Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. ... See full summary »
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Henry B. Longhurst
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Should she stay and look after her baby or "do her duty" ? Written by
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The director and producer both wanted a double to be used for the jump from the parachute training tower, but Virginia insisted on doing it herself. Slowed slightly by a wire (as are all trainee parachutists) she landed with a professional-looking roll on the mat below. Picking herself up she smiled and said "That was fun; I'd like to do it again." See more »
Violette meets Etienne on a Saturday Bastille Day (14th July). The opening credits establish that the year in 1940: that date was actually a Sunday that year. See more »
Excellent profile of Violette Szabo, who won the George Cross posthumously for her bravery.
I saw this movie as a young girl and I am now writing a book profiling the women who won the George Cross while working for the SOE in France.
The movie had a tremendous impact on me as youngster and I memorized the poem used by Szabo as part of her code. "Yours" was written by Leo Marks, Cryptographer with the SOE and provided to Szabo. I would like to obtain a copy of the movie on video. It has not been recorded in that format so I would be most interested in contacting the owners of the production to see if they would provide a copy and what the cost might be. An excellent movie which should be put in video or DVD format to preserve the content for future generations.
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