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The disappearance of Anna Verduyn: From civilian woman to resistance fighter

Roland Bergeys

As one of her last acts, a ninety-three year old woman dictates the account of her mother's experiences in '14-'18 and her own during the Second World War. Some consider it as a show of haughtiness, others of indifference or bitterness: that she disappears from the street without looking back, is what most will remember as the last image of Anna Verduyn. And yet, Anna could be one of the many unknown heroines who lived through both world wars. At the end of 1917 the Germans arrest her as a spy and sentence her to death. She gets released in an unlikely way. In 1940 a captain of the Kriegsgericht calls her to him and snarls: 'We still have a score to settle, Frau Verduyn ...' A perilous journey through England in '14-'18 on her Majesty's Service at the end of WWII. 'The disappearance of Anna Verduyn' is based on true facts.

Book Details

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  • Publish Date: Apr 4th, 2024
  • Pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.52in - 0.65lb
  • EAN: 9781445791210
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Bergeys, Roland: - Renilde Thys (author): 'What a woman! I read this book with increasing admiration. Moreover, the story of the refugee is topical, even though it took place during both world wars.' Dirk Musschoot (journalist, WWI expert): 'A fascinating book!' Marc Kerkhofs (author, reviewer): 'A beautiful book, impressively written. It keeps future generations in mind that one should never take anything for granted. Never!' Eric Bauwens (historian, author): 'I enjoyed reading this book. What an achievement!' Tine Hertmans (poet, author): 'A beautiful tribute and a wonderful picture of the spirit of the times.'