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Author: Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Hervé Larroque; Kathryn J Atwood
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
War fiction
Young adult nonfiction
Autobiography
War stories
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Pearl Witherington Cornioley
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Hervé Larroque; Kathryn J Atwood
ISBN: 9781613744871 1613744870
OCLC Number: 818318394
Description: xxiv, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A Difficult Childhood --
Courtship with Henri Cornioley --
Escape from France --
Training and Preparation in the Ranks of the SOE --
Parachuting into Occupied France --
Courier Missions, Code Names, and Covers --
The Michelin Factory Affair --
Arrest of a Resistance Leader --
The Battle of Les Souches --
Organizing the Maquis --
Into the Forest --
Postwar Life --
Righting Wrongs --
Conclusion --
Epilogue by Raymond Billard, "Gaspard."
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood.

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"Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire--each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's fiance; Henri's story--and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age"--

"The as yet unpublished memoirs for young adults of the only female SOE agent to lead a French Resistance network during World War II"--

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