CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE is the true story of Violette Szabo, a World War II heroine lauded for her espionage activities on behalf of the British government. Born Violette Bushell (Virginia McKenna) to a French mother and an English father, she chances to meet French officer Etienne Szabo (Alain Saury), whom she later marries. They have a child, Tania, but Etienne is fatally wounded in the Battle of El Alamein. Violette is already contributing to the war effort at home, but soon discovers that her bilingual skills make her a potentially valuable member of England's Special Operations Executive, the country's wartime overseas espionage unit. She agrees to join and, after extensive training, is sent into France in the spring of 1944 on a mission to salvage a resistance unit in the Rouen area. Szabo completes that mission successfully and returns home, intending to resume her life as a mother raising her daughter. But she is offered a second mission in France immediately after the Normandy landings and accepts--with tragic consequences.
Based On A Novel |
True Story |