Heroines of SOE: Britain's Secret Women in France by Beryl Escott

Heroines of SOE: Britain's Secret Women in France

byBeryl Escott

Kobo ebook | December 26, 2010

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Female spies are often the stuff of legend and myth. Here, for the first time, Beryl Escott tells the true story of the incredible 40 women who worked for Britain's Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. These women came from a variety of backgrounds, from Gillian Gerson a Chilean actress, to the Irish Mary Herbert, recruited for her linguistic skills, through to the famous Odette Samson—the "darling spy." She explores what made them risk their lives, even those with new-born babies, for a cause greater than themselves. She takes us on a journey through their recruitment and training into their undercover operations, as they diced with death and details their often tragic demise from death by injection to being shot in a prisoner of war camps. This is a far from glamorous picture, but a moving and gripping story that needs to be told.
Title:Heroines of SOE: Britain's Secret Women in FranceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 26, 2010Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052017815

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