A new life at 67.Can a woman start all over again?

Violette Szabo

The words of this poem are for me the lovliest words of affection ever written.It is by no means any ordinary poem,it was chosen as a cypher for one of the bravest and highly decorated British women agents working in occupied France during World War II.Her name was VioletteSzabo, and she died in Ravensbruck concentration camp after being captured and atrociously tortured. She revealed nothing. I think with the words of the cypher, which were given her or chosen by her while she was in training atBletchly Park reminded her of her dead husband and helped her through her ordeal.

The life that I have is all that I have,and the life that I have is yours.

The love that I have for the life that I have is yours and yours and yours.

The sleep I shall have ,a rest I shall have, yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years in the long green grass will be yours,and yours, and yours.”

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Comments on: "Violette Szabo" (6)

  1. Thanks for the link and telling me about Violette Szabo. Indeed another hero. I guess what must happen is that once you cross that line and make the decision to commit fully, there is no turning back. True strength!

  2. Glad you could look in Mikkelina.
    I think most of them don’t even realise they are being one,their decisions being almost reflex,as ours might even be in that situation. Thanks for giving me the idea
    it might make a readable post.
    Diru

  3. Steve said:

    Thank you for posting about Violette!

    – a young British-French girl who worked at a perfume counter in London may have saved thousands of lives. Awarded the highest honor of two countries, Violette may be one of the bravest heroes of modern history only now emerging from the shadow of secrecy.

    When Odette Churchill Hallowes gave tribute to 13 remarkable women of F section SOE who gave their lives she referred to Violette Szabo as “the bravest of us all.” Her tribute will force you to never forget Violette:

    “They are all our mothers and sisters, you would not be able to either learn or play in freedom today, yes, you may not even have been born, if such women had not stood their soft, slender bodies before you and your future like protective steel shields throughout the Fascist terrors”

    10th. June 1993 – Odette Hallowes – Ravensbruck.

    Very little was known about F(rance) Section of the British SOE until recently. Stories like that of Violet Szabo change my view of the world in what we owe to women then and now.

  4. Hi Steve,
    Thankyou for your added information to my post.There were, and still are so many courageous women.During WWII indeed on both sides.Sophie Scholl for example.

  5. PETER VARDILOS said:

    SHE GAVE HER LAST FULL MEASURE MEASURE OF LOVE AND DEVOTION TO HER COUNTRY AND FREEDOM. A SHAME TO SEE
    AMERICA TURN IT’S BACK ON RIGHTIOUSNESS. WOULD OBAMA
    SUFFER THE INFLICTIONS McCAIN DID? I DOUBT IT. HE PROBABLY WOULD HABE HAVE SOLD OUT. IF HE WOULD FOR MONEY, WOULD HE NOT FOR LIFE?

  6. To survive the Hanoi Hilton David certainly makes you a Hero,but does it make you a good President.

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