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Doctor to the Resistance : the heroic true story of an American surgeon and his family in occupied Paris / Hal Vaughan.

By: Vaughan, Hal, 1928-2013Material type: TextTextPublication details: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004. Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xviii, 205 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781612342719; 161234271XSubject(s): Jackson, Sumner Waldron | Jackson, Charlotte Sylvie, -1968 | Jackson, Phillip | Jackson, Phillip | Jackson, Charlotte Sylvie, -1968 | Jackson, Sumner Waldron | Jackson, Charlotte Sylvie, -1968 | Jackson, Phillip | Jackson, Sumner Waldron | Paris -- American Hospital of Paris | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France | World War, 1939-1945 -- France | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | Surgeons -- United States -- Biography | Americans -- France -- History -- 20th century | World War II -- United States -- Biography | General Surgery -- United States -- Biography | World War II -- France -- Biography | General Surgery -- France -- Biography | General Surgery | World War II | Specialties, Surgical | History, 20th Century | History, Modern 1601- | Medicine | History | Health Occupations | Humanities | Disciplines and Occupations | France | United States | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- Military -- World War II | Americans | Surgeons | Underground movements, War | France | United States | Résistance | Arzt | History & Archaeology | History - General | USA | Paris | World War (1939-1945) | German Occupation of France (France : 1940-1945) | 1900-1999 | Geschichte 1940-1944Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Biography. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Doctor to the Resistance.DDC classification: 940.53/44361/092273 LOC classification: D802.F8 | V345 2004ebNLM classification: 2004 M-947 | WZ 112Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
At the Western Front on the Somme : June 1916 -- Coming home, going home -- The debacle : Paris 1940 -- Internment -- Resistance -- Flying fortresses, secret agents -- Betrayal, arrest, deportation -- Ravensbrück, Neuengamme -- SS death ships -- Sacrifice -- Heroes and villains.
Review: "A Maine man, Sumner Waldron - Dr. Jack, as he was known - risked his life and the lives of his wife and teenage son to fight the injustices of Nazi Germany and to help downed Allied flyers escape to freedom. Doctor to the Resistance tells the story of the Jackson family's life in occupied Paris - how a wife and mother struggled with cold and near starvation in the terrible winters of 1941-44; how Dr. Jackson managed against the odds to keep the venerable American Hospital free of Nazi control; and how the Jackson family survived amid the intrigue and terror of underground work and resistance to the Nazis." "Young Phillip Jackson thought it was all "a great game." But the game turns tragically serious as Vichy secret police, who routinely executed resistance fighters, track the family's covert activities and close in on the Jacksons."Summary: "The Jackson story is a tale of self-sacrifice under unimaginable conditions, of danger, privation, arrest, and slavery. Doctor to the Resistance is a celebration of American patriotism and valor, and of Franco-American friendship."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 199) and index.

At the Western Front on the Somme : June 1916 -- Coming home, going home -- The debacle : Paris 1940 -- Internment -- Resistance -- Flying fortresses, secret agents -- Betrayal, arrest, deportation -- Ravensbrück, Neuengamme -- SS death ships -- Sacrifice -- Heroes and villains.

"A Maine man, Sumner Waldron - Dr. Jack, as he was known - risked his life and the lives of his wife and teenage son to fight the injustices of Nazi Germany and to help downed Allied flyers escape to freedom. Doctor to the Resistance tells the story of the Jackson family's life in occupied Paris - how a wife and mother struggled with cold and near starvation in the terrible winters of 1941-44; how Dr. Jackson managed against the odds to keep the venerable American Hospital free of Nazi control; and how the Jackson family survived amid the intrigue and terror of underground work and resistance to the Nazis." "Young Phillip Jackson thought it was all "a great game." But the game turns tragically serious as Vichy secret police, who routinely executed resistance fighters, track the family's covert activities and close in on the Jacksons."

"The Jackson story is a tale of self-sacrifice under unimaginable conditions, of danger, privation, arrest, and slavery. Doctor to the Resistance is a celebration of American patriotism and valor, and of Franco-American friendship."--Jacket.

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