FRENCH RESISTANCE CHILDREN'S BOOK

Asfer et Sato Chez les F.F.I.

[France]: Ceux de la Resistance, 1944. First edition. Color printed boards, cloth back, edges a little rubbed. 60 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm. The authorship is (perhaps not surprisingly) a little obscure. The authors' full names as above are listed in the 1946 Catalog of Copyright Entries, and the on-line catalog of the Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Museums, while the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin substitutes "Samson" for "Nebelska". The BNF lists only the pseudonymous attributions. Wanda Stefanowska-Nebelska (b.1919,) under the nom-de-guerre "Christine," is listed in the database of the Musée de la résistance en ligne as a member of the Polish resistance in France. Maurice Denier, (if the author here is the same person) was a playwright of the 1890s, his identity slightly concealed by the reversed spelling. Item #32229

Published by C.D.L.R. (Ceux de la Résistance) for Christmas 1944. The cover illustrates the two devils on either side of the Cross of Lorraine with "V" for Victory. Two little devils join the FFI (Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur) and make things hot for the Germans. A 1946 sequel appeared 'Asfer et Sato en Alsace au service secret'.

Price: $375.00

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