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Atkins, Vera 1908-2000

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Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 2,160 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: D810.S8, 940.548641092
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Publications about Vera Atkins
Most widely held works about Vera Atkins
    A life in secrets : Vera Atkins and the missing agents of WWII by Sarah Helm( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
    Publisher description for A life in secrets : Vera Atkins and the missing agents of WWII / Sarah Helm. Once rumored to have been the inspiration for Ian Fleming's Miss Moneypenny, Vera Atkins climbed her way to the top in the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, Britain's secret service created to help the resistance efforts in the Nazi-occupied countries. Throughout the war, Atkins recruited and trained the agents for the SOE's French Section. By war's end, however, twelve of Atkins's most cherished female spies had not returned. Making it her personal mission to find out what happened to them and the other agents lost behind enemy lines, she rigorously traced their horrific final journeys. But while the woman who carried out this astonishing search appeared quintessentially English, she was nothing of the sort. As we follow Vera Atkins through the devastation of post-war Germany, we learn Atkins herself covered her life in mystery so that even her closest family knew almost nothing of her past. In A LIFE IN SECRETS Sarah Helm has stripped away Vera Atkins's many veils. Drawing on recently released government files and unprecedented access to family papers, Helm vividly reconstructs a complex and extraordinary life
    Spymistress : the life of Vera Atkins, the greatest female secret agent of World War II by William Stevenson( Book )
    4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
    A portrait of world War II British spy Vera Atkins describes her recruitment at the age of twenty-five by a legendary spymaster, her work within Winston Churchill's covert intelligence agency, and her pivotal work for Allied forces
    A life in secrets : the story of Vera Atkins and the lost agents of SOE by Sarah Helm( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
    2. Verdenskrig. Vera Atkins var leder for de engelske agenter, der blev sendt ind i Frankrig fra SOE (Special Operation Executive) i Storbritannien. Blandt disse agenter var 12 kvinder, der blev myrdet af tyskerne. I bogen beskrives Vera Atkin og de 12 kvinders skæbne
    Spymistress the true story of the greatest female secret agent of World War II by William Stevenson( file )
    4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
    A portrait of world War II British spy Vera Atkins describes her recruitment at the age of twenty-five by the legendary spymaster William Stephenson, code name Intrepid, her work within Winston Churchill's covert intelligence agency and her pivotal work for Allied forces
    Spymistress : the secret life of Vera Atkins by William Stevenson( Book )
    2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
    A portrait of world War II British spy Vera Atkins describes her recruitment at the age of twenty-five by a legendary spymaster, her work within Winston Churchill's covert intelligence agency, and her pivotal work for Allied forces
    A life in secrets by Sarah Helm( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
    From an award-winning journalist comes this real-life cloak and dagger tale of Vera Atkins, one of Britain's premier secret agents during World War II. As the head of the French Section of the British Special Operations Executive, Vera Atkins recruited, trained, and mentored special operatives whose job was to organise and arm the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. After the war, Atkins courageously committed herself to a dangerous search for 12 women spies missing in action
    A life in secrets Vera Atkins and the missing agents of WWII by Sarah Helm( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Once rumored to have been the inspiration for Ian Fleming's Miss Moneypenny, Vera Atkins climbed her way to the top in the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, Britain's secret service created to help the resistance efforts in the Nazi-occupied countries. Throughout the war, Atkins recruited and trained the agents for the SOE's French Section. By war's end, however, twelve of Atkins's most cherished female spies had not returned. Making it her personal mission to find out what happened to them and the other agents lost behind enemy lines, she rigorously traced their horrific final journeys. But while the woman who carried out this astonishing search appeared quintessentially English, she was nothing of the sort. As we follow Vera Atkins through the devastation of post-war Germany, we learn Atkins herself covered her life in mystery so that even her closest family knew almost nothing of her past. -Dust jacket
    Vera Atkins, une femme de l'ombre : la résistance anglaise en France by Sarah Helm( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Atkins, Vera Maria 1908-2000
Rosenberg, Vera Maria 1908-2000
Rosenburg, Vera Maria, 1908-2000
Languages
English (26)
French (1)
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