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The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell * * * 'Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good' LILY KOPPEL 'Daring, modern, and gorgeously written . . . This is the D-Day book the world has been wait…
Undertittel The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
Forfattere Sarah Rose (forfatter)
Forlag Sphere
Utgitt 6 juni 2019
Sjangrer Biografier, Memoarer, Biografier, Historie, Politikk og samfunn, Andre verdenskrig, Fagbøker
Språk English
Format epub
DRM-beskyttelse Adobe DRM
ISBN 9780751578256
The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell * * * 'Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good' LILY KOPPEL 'Daring, modern, and gorgeously written . . . This is the D-Day book the world has been waiting for' KAREN ABBOTT 'A mesmerising story of creativity, perseverance, and astonishing heroism' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * * * 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. Thirty-nine 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. There's Andrée Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines with the Gestapo hot on her heels; Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out of domestic life and into a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, a fiercely independent member of French colonial high society and the SOE's unflap­pable 'queen'. Together, they destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence-laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage-and the energy of politically animated women-can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high. * * * More great reviews for D-Day Girls: 'I couldn't stop reading' JASON FAGONE 'Compelling - these under-reported stories of fearless and principled women will provide inspiration' BOOKLIST 'A swift moving . . . spy thriller that fights against the idea of "the original sin of women at war"' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'A page-turning spy story that will, at long last, inscribe the names of three remarkable female spies-Andrée Borrel, Odette Sansom, Lise de Baissac-into our history books' SUSANNAH CAHALAN