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Annette Laming
The Richest of Spirits

Annette Laming-Empiraire (1917-1977) was a badass archaeologist. She studied philosophy in Paris, before WWII broke out. During the German occupation of Paris she became a teacher, which was fulfilling and also was perfect cover for her help in the French Resistance. Yes. Annette was in the French Resistance. Yes, she was a badass. She was the […]

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