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D-day girls: the spies who armed the Resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II

D-day girls: the spies who armed the Resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II

Rose, Sarah, 1974- author

In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to 'set Europe ablaze'. But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. 39 answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In 'D-Day Girls', Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Sphere, 2019
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  • Darlaston District Library – Earliest copy due back 14th August

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    300000264879 940.548641 Adult Non Fiction Due back 14th August

Details

Statement of responsibility: Sarah Rose
ISBN: 0751578266, 9780751578263
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 384 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Women Great Britain.; Women spies Great Britain History 20th century.; World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Great Britain.; Warfare and Defence.; Great Britain. Special Operations Executive History.