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Tomorrow to Be Brave

Tomorrow to Be Brave

A Memoir of the Only Woman Ever to Serve in the French Foreign Legion

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  • Touchstone | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743200028 | 
  • June 2007
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Chapter One: A Well Of Memories

'I shall remember while the light lives yet

And in the night time I shall not forget.'


Swinburne, 'Erotion'

The stukas were the worst. I could hear them several miles away, like a vast swarm of bees droning in the distance, heading directly for us across the endless desert sky. At first sight they looked like a plague of silver locusts hovering above us, with nothing to prevent them from swooping down and picking at our bleached bones. My heart would begin to pound in my chest as the humming got nearer. My legs would quiver as the fear rose from the pit of my stomach, clutched at... see more

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