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The Saigon Sisters: Privileged Women in the Resistance

Patricia D. Norland


This book offers the narratives of a group of privileged women who were immersed in a French lycée and later rebelled and fought for independence, starting with France's occupation of Vietnam and continuing through US involvement and life after war ends in 1975. Tracing the lives of nine women, the book reveals these women's stories as they forsook safety and comfort to struggle for independence, and describes how they adapted to life in the jungle, whether facing bombing raids, malaria, deadly snakes, or other trials. How did they juggle double lives working for the resistance in Saigon? How ... More

Keywords: privileged women, French lycée, independence, Vietnam occupation, jungle life, Saigon, resistance

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749735
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749735.001.0001


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Patricia D. Norland, author

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