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Dutch girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II

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Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, “The war made my mother who she was.” Audrey Hepburn’s war included participation in the Dutch Resistance, working as a doctor’s assistant during the “Bridge Too Far” battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem’s most famous young ballerina. Audrey’s own reminiscences, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, wartime diaries, and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting, untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II. Also included is a section of color and black-and-white photos. Many of these images are from Audrey’s personal collection and are published here for the first time.

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  • 1 of 9 copies available at OWWL.

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10 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library BIO HEPBU (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300435344
Checked out
08/12/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Avon Free Library 921 HEP (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300498720
Checked out
07/23/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Dansville Public Library 791.43 MAT (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52117300519146
Checked out
08/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library 790 MAT (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118300980858
Checked out
07/25/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Gorham Free Library B HEPBURN (Text)
Adult Biography
52119300192478
Checked out
07/23/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library BIO HEPBURN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300758497
Checked out
07/31/2019
Williamson Public Library B HEPBURN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300722739
Checked out
08/05/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wolcott Public Library BIO HEPBURN, A. (Text)
Adult Biography
52130100384702
Reshelving
-
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B HEPBURN (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002887817
Checked out
08/05/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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