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Miribel, Elisabeth de. La liberté souffre violence. Paris: Plon, 1981.

Élisabeth de Miribel came from a family of strong Catholic tradition. At the beginning of World War II, she volunteered to help the French Foreign Ministry with its ”economic war,” and was sent to London. After the French armistice with Germany, she decided not to return to France. In London, she was asked to type Charles de Gaulle’s celebrated June 18, 1940 speech asking the French people to resist, and subsequently became his personal secretary. In 1942, she was sent to Quebec to rally Canadians to the French cause and raise funds.

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