Links Lundi: history, historical fiction, and historical silliness

A French secret agent recently published his memoirs about participating in the Resistance and shares a few stories here.  Bust Magazine has a piece about another WWII hero(ine): a woman who led her own troop of Resistance fighters and had no patience for the sexual tropes of the time.  Regarding a film dramatization of her life: “At one stage they had me cooking eggs and bacon to feed the men. For goodness’ sake, did the Allies parachute me into France to fry eggs and bacon for the men? There wasn’t an egg to be had for love nor money. Even if there had been why would I be frying it? I had men to do that sort of thing.”

Check out the trailer for “The Woman In Black,” the film adaptation of a long-running play I got to see in London, which (of course) is based on a book.  The play is fabulously creepy and the film seems spot-on, especially with the sets.  They did add a few creepy toys, but I’m okay with that, because it ain’t creepy if it ain’t got a monkey with cymbals.

Meanwhile, because it’s Monday and I can never see this video too many times:


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