The Nine


The nine were ordinary women, some still in their teens, who joined the French and Dutch Resistance in the face of Nazi horror and oppression. Caught out in heroic acts against the brutal regime, they were each tortured and sent East to a forced labour camp, where they formed a powerful friendship, determined to survive, together. This harrowing interlude was only the beginning. In 1945, as the war turned against Germany, they were forced on a Death March, facing starvation and almost certain death. They saw a chance, fled, and so began one the most breath-taking tales of escape and resilience of WWII. The author is the great-niece of one of the nine, and their gripping flight across war-torn Europe is interwoven with her own detective work, as she uncovers the incredible escape and survival of the nine, creating a powerful, heart-stopping tribute to the power of humanity in the darkest of times.

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