Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours, pgs. 15-29)
Chapter 1, D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours, pgs. 15-29
Georges and Therese Gondree ran a café in the French town of Benouville. Theresa spoke German and Georges spoke English, which Germans were not aware of. The Gondrees provided information to the Allies on German activities in the area of the bridge. The objective of this lesson is to examine the importance of the Gondrees for the completion of the Allied mission on Pegasus Bridge.
1) Independent Work: Library Research: Students should find answers to the following: Who was Georges Gondree? Who was Theresa Gondree? What upbringings did each have? Where did Therese and Georges meet? Where did she train?
2) Class Discussion: Why did the Gondrees become anti-German? Why did they dislike Hitler's policies? What encouraged them to dislike Germans more? What did Georges join? What was the punishment for being part of the resistance? What information did he report...
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