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Dutch girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II / Robert Matzen.

By: Matzen, Robert, 1957- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, GoodKnight Books, [2019]Description: xiii, 373 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781732273535.Subject(s): Hepburn, Audrey, 1929-1993 | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Netherlands -- Biography | Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- NetherlandsGenre/Form: Biographies.
Contents:
Part I: Cauldron. Rapture ; The blood of Frisia ; Exile ; Edda ; The unthinkable ; Dancer -- Part II: Long live Oranje!. Pencil scratches ; Unacceptable ; Born for the spotlight ; Death candidate ; Paranoid ; The secret -- Part III: Resistance. Soul sister ; Just Dutchmen ; Warmest praise ; Black evenings ; Het vaderland ; If, if, if ; The hun on the run -- Part IV: The liberators. The Netherlands in five days ; Ultimatum ; The devil's picnic ; Cakewalk ; Aflame ; Champagne for one -- Part V: Toys. The princess ; Hunters ; The magic stamp ; Streaking evil ; Peace on earth. Yeah, right -- Part VI: Pursued. A tree ; The race ; Gates of hell ; First cigarette ; Sorting ; Crossroads ; Completely nuts ; Peace.
Summary: Near the end of 1939, ten-year-old Audrey Hepburn flew from boarding school in England into the Netherlands, which would soon become a war zone. What she experienced in five years of Nazi occupation has never been explored until now. Dutch Girl sets the story straight, revealing the Nazi past of Audrey's parents and how their daughter dealt with this information. The book examines her career as an acclaimed young ballerina, her involvement with the Dutch Resistance, an active role tending wounded, and dark months in the line of fire as the end drew near for the Nazi regime.
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Map and genealogical table on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-365) and index.

Part I: Cauldron. Rapture ; The blood of Frisia ; Exile ; Edda ; The unthinkable ; Dancer -- Part II: Long live Oranje!. Pencil scratches ; Unacceptable ; Born for the spotlight ; Death candidate ; Paranoid ; The secret -- Part III: Resistance. Soul sister ; Just Dutchmen ; Warmest praise ; Black evenings ; Het vaderland ; If, if, if ; The hun on the run -- Part IV: The liberators. The Netherlands in five days ; Ultimatum ; The devil's picnic ; Cakewalk ; Aflame ; Champagne for one -- Part V: Toys. The princess ; Hunters ; The magic stamp ; Streaking evil ; Peace on earth. Yeah, right -- Part VI: Pursued. A tree ; The race ; Gates of hell ; First cigarette ; Sorting ; Crossroads ; Completely nuts ; Peace.

Near the end of 1939, ten-year-old Audrey Hepburn flew from boarding school in England into the Netherlands, which would soon become a war zone. What she experienced in five years of Nazi occupation has never been explored until now. Dutch Girl sets the story straight, revealing the Nazi past of Audrey's parents and how their daughter dealt with this information. The book examines her career as an acclaimed young ballerina, her involvement with the Dutch Resistance, an active role tending wounded, and dark months in the line of fire as the end drew near for the Nazi regime.

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