Chapter Member Ellen Hampton Publishes New Book: Doctors at War

Doctors at warRochambeau Chapter member Ellen Hampton has published a new book, Doctors at War: the Clandestine Battle against the Nazi Occupation of France, available from LSU Press.

This history takes the medical profession into the examining room during the dark period from 1940 to 1944, when doctors had to make the difficult choice between following the law, or following their conscience. Robert Debré and Louis Pasteur Vallery-Radot were among those who formed a Resistance network to help injured agents and fallen aviators.

Some doctors helping the Resistance ended up in Buchenwald, while others treated those in the maquis guerrilla camps. This is Ellen’s second WWII history. She published Women of Valor: the Rochambelles on the WWII Front, in 2006 and 2021, as well as a French edition in 2022.