One Against the Wind (1991 TV Movie)
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Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are complicated by her high profile and her daughter's love affair with a German officer. Based on the true story.
Based on a true story, this film is set during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II and centers on a British woman named Mary Lindell. Working for the Red Cross, Lindell secretly smuggles British soldiers stuck behind enemy lines out of the country. Lindell helps downed fighter pilot Maj. James Leggatt. But once he is smuggled out, Lindell herself is arrested and sent to prison, and eventually to a concentration camp.
In Second World War, the English Countess Mary Lindell and former Red-Cross nurse in the First World War lives in France with her son Maurice Lindell and her daughter Barbe Lindell. When she sees the Major James Leggatt wounded and wandering in an occupied Paris, she does not hesitate to risk her life to save him from the Germans. This is the beginning of her support to the Allies (specially British and American soldiers) in France, helping them to escape to Spain.
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