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Mektoub: A Young Womans War Journal Nicole Solignac OConnor

Mektoub: A Young Womans War Journal

Nicole Solignac OConnor

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ISBN : 9780972551816
Hardcover
180 pages
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From her childhood home in Tunisia, 19-year-old Nicole moved to Algeria toattend the university. On the night of her arrival, watching from herapartment balcony, she witnessed the surprise Allied air and sea attack on thecity of Algiers inMoreFrom her childhood home in Tunisia, 19-year-old Nicole moved to Algeria toattend the university.  On the night of her arrival, watching from herapartment balcony, she witnessed the surprise Allied air and sea attack on thecity of Algiers in November 1942.Compelled to join the war effort, Nicole enlisted in the French Army, whichshipped the young lieutenant to Italy, where battles raged and tragedystruck.Nicole then took part in the Allied landing on the French Riviera.Working as a translator and interpreter between French and American personnel,she helped the Allied armies liberate Europe from Axis occupation. As the warended, Nicole married an American officer, then sailed to the United States as awar bride in 1946.Mektoub is Nicoles story of her coming-of-age amid the uncertainties of warin North Africa and Europe. This memoir chronicles her experiences during WorldWar II and her relationships with people she loved and lost.