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O’Mahony, From West Cork to Anjou.

O'Mahony, From West Cork to Anjou.

O’Mahony, Denis. From West Cork to Anjou. Experiences of a West Cork Boy in War-time France. Skibbereen, Denis O’Mahony, 2002. 15 cm x 21 cm. 149 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear to the dustjacket.

Includes for example the following essays: My Origins and Childhood / Angers and its Surrounding Area / The Irish Colony in Angers / A Gestapo Raid / Royal Air Force Raids / Les Bretons / Jews and Freemasons / Wartime Atrocities / Liberation of Angers / Belfast / Appendix 1: De Gaulle / Appendix 2: Petain etc.

″A frank, whimsical, sometimes moving, real life account of the extraordinary situations in which a young boy form West Cork found himself when taken to France at the age of four. The account deals with his life in Angers adapting to the French education system and his meetings with French families. his unusual and not unpleasant upbringing received a jolt with the outbreak of the war in 1939 when trips to Ireland ceased. There followed in rapid succession the phoney war, the German invasion and the increasing repression under Nazi control when his home did not escape being raided by the Gestapo. Included are insights on Petain and De Gaulle, encounters with the Breton nationalist leadership and the fate of the Jewish community. With the Liberation, there is the special insight gained by the author through his role as interpreter for the American authorities in Angers. Later there followed a month as a guest at the Irish Hospital in St Lo, where Samuel Beckett had earlier played his part (though they never met). An interesting and lighthearted account of seven years in Belfast rounds off the story.” (Amazon)

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O'Mahony, From West Cork to Anjou.
O’Mahony, From West Cork to Anjou.