Behind enemy lines : gender, passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Behind enemy lines : gender, passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War
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Behind enemy lines : gender, passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War

Author: Juliette Pattinson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
Series: Cultural history of modern war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Behind Enemy Lines' is an examination of gender relations in wartime using the Special Operations Executive as a case study. Drawing on personal testimonies, in particular oral history and autobiography, as well as official records and film.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Pattinson
ISBN: 9780719085093 0719085098
OCLC Number: 963566906
Description: xv, 236 pages : illustrations
Contents: Reconstructing the Special Operations Executive --
"To pass as a native" : recruiting for operations in France --
"Taught how to play a part" : training agents for undercover work --
"A jittery business" : representations of anxiousness in personal and filmic accounts --
"Living a different life" : performing "heroic" and "stoic" masculinities --
"The best disguise" : performing femininities for clandestine purposes --
"Pretending at once" : passing performances in captivity --
"So many happy memories" : demobilisation and the return to civvy street.
Series Title: Cultural history of modern war.
Responsibility: Juliette Pattinson.

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Behind enemy lines draws on personal testimonies, official records and film to explore the experiences of male and female clandestine agents who were recruited and trained by a British organisation  Read more...

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[a] meticulously researched and fascinating study... Behind enemy lines offers new insights into the complexities of gender relations during the Second World War...' -- .

 
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