The fall of 1943 was a dangerous time to be living in France. World War II had been raging for four years. The German army, led by Adolf Hitler, had taken over several nations in Europe. That included much of France.
Most Americans in France had fled. But a woman from Florida named Virginia d’Albert-Lake had decided to stay. She lived in Paris with her French husband, Philippe. She hoped to stay out of danger. But Virginia would go on to become one of the war’s many unsung heroes.