Guerrilla girls

Guerrilla Girls front cover. A group of four women stand or sit in front of military barracks. One is standing upright, to the left of the image, facing the reader, and is fully dressed in military garb, a weapon on her hip, cigarette hanging from her lips. She is a brunette, and her hair is short. Her pose is relaxed. Her gaze is directed at a seated woman to the right of the image, who has short hair and wears a blouse and short skirt and who is, with a slight smile, looking over her right shoulder towards a third woman who is also seated, on a purple cushion on the ground, and dressed in a blouse with rolled sleeves to her elbows, khaki shorts and boots, cleaning a long weapon with her legs crossed. Her hair is dark and curly, and she also seems to smile. Between them sits, her back to the reader, a fourth woman who appears to be fully naked. She has her arms up as if fixing her hair as she looks up toward the standing woman. In the background are two tents with red stripes, and to the left of the image stands a pair of long weapons fixed to a stand. The scene is lit from the front.
Guerrilla Girls back cover. "LOVE AND WAR one as deadly as the other - made up the lives of these women. For in the mountain camp of the Algerian terrorists, men and women lived in total intimacy, their raw passions sparking undying loves and death-dealing hatreds amid the flame and fury of civil war. Some women fought like jungle cats for their men - and others turned to strange dangerous relationships with each other. But all of them were ready for anything, from savage combat to diabolical torture, no quarter asked and none given. Here is the shocking story of these fighting femmes fatales - the female Legion of the Damned - the GUERRILLA GIRLS."

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Guerrilla girls

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An adventure story of a group of European and Muslim female volunteers in a National Liberation Front camp in the Aures mountains, Algeria

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160 pages
18 cm

Reviews

Damon, Gene. "Lesbian Literature 1961." Ladder, vol. 6, no. 5, January 1962, p. 6.

Guerrilla Girls by Harry Whittington provides an interesting sympathetic study.

This Book is Discussed in

Dine, Philip, "Anglo-Saxon Literary and Filmic Representations of the French Army in Algeria 1954-62." Alexander M.S., Evans M., Keiger J.F.V. (eds) The Algerian War and the French Army, edited by Martin. S. Alexander, Martin Evans, J.F.V. Keiger, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, pp. 137-151.

NODL Evaluation Report

"This pocket book portrays sex facts offensively. Though the heroine remains morally pure so much descriptive material about sex concerning her associates is discussed that the book becomes objectionable."

"Homosexual experiences featured."

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.

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"LOVE AND WAR one as deadly as the other - made up the lives of these women. For in the mountain camp of the Algerian terrorists, men and women lived in total intimacy, their raw passions sparking undying loves and death-dealing hatreds amid the flame and fury of civil war. Some women fought like jungle cats for their men - and others turned to strange dangerous relationships with each other. But all of them were ready for anything, from savage combat to diabolical torture, no quarter asked and none given. Here is the shocking story of these fighting femmes fatales - the female Legion of the Damned - the GUERRILLA GIRLS." -Back cover

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A group of four women stand or sit in front of military barracks. One is standing upright, to the left of the image, facing the reader, and is fully dressed in military garb, a weapon on her hip, cigarette hanging from her lips. She is a brunette, and her hair is short. Her pose is relaxed. Her gaze is directed at a seated woman to the right of the image, who has short hair and wears a blouse and short skirt and who is, with a slight smile, looking over her right shoulder towards a third woman who is also seated, on a purple cushion on the ground, and dressed in a blouse with rolled sleeves to her elbows, khaki shorts and boots, cleaning a long weapon with her legs crossed. Her hair is dark and curly, and she also seems to smile. Between them sits, her back to the reader, a fourth woman who appears to be fully naked. She has her arms up as if fixing her hair as she looks up toward the standing woman. In the background are two tents with red stripes, and to the left of the image stands a pair of long weapons fixed to a stand. The scene is lit from the front.

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Whittington, Harry, “Guerrilla girls,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed September 30, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/808.