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Odette: World War Two's darling spy

Odette: World War Two's darling spy

Starns, Penny, author

Odette Brailly entered the public's consciousness in the 1950s when her remarkable - and romantic - exploits as an SOE agent first came to light. She had been the first woman to be awarded the GC, as well as the Legion d'Honneur, and in 1950 the release of a film about her life made her the darling of the British popular press. But others openly questioned Odette's personal and professional integrity, even claiming that she had a clandestine affair with her supervisor Captain Peter Churchill. This book delves into recently opened SOE personnel files to reveal the true story of this wartime heroine and the officer who posed as her husband

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Penny Starns
ISBN: 0750984376, 9780750984379
Note: Originally published: 2009.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Great Britain.; Women spies Great Britain Biography.; Odette, 1912-1995.; Biography.; World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements France.; Spies Great Britain Biography.