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The women who lived for danger : the women agents of SOE in the Second World War

Author: Marcus Binney
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In World War II, 37 women were dropped in occupied France to work as Special Operations Executive agents. This is the story of eight of these female agents, all from civilian life, who volunteered for a life of resistance work, undercover operations and a constant fear of discovery.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Binney
ISBN: 0340818395 9780340818398
OCLC Number: 49739126
Description: xv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Recruitment and Training --
2. An Agent's Life --
3. Christina Granville --
4. Virginia Hall --
5. Lise de Baissac --
6. Noor Inayat Khan --
7. Pearl Witherington --
8. Paddy O'Sullivan --
9. Violette Szabo --
10. Marguerite 'Peggy' Knight --
11. Paola Del Din --
12. Alix d'Unienville.
Responsibility: Marcus Binney.
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He writes with real sympathy of the work of SOE's women agents ... each one brief, evocative and easy to read. All these stories exhibit quiet heroism and a readiness to take on ghastly risks; many Read more...

 
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