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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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display_descriptionNear 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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ils:a1603106BookBooksEnglishGoodKnight Books, [2019]xiii, 373 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Hepburn, Audrey, -- 1929-1993
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Netherlands -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Netherlands
title_displayDutch girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II
title_fullDutch Girl Audrey Hepburn and World War II
Dutch girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II / Robert Matzen ; foreword by Luca Dotti
title_shortDutch girl
title_subAudrey Hepburn and World War II
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Hepburn, Audrey
Motion picture actors and actresses
World War, 1939-1945