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The Resource D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II, by Sarah Rose

D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II, by Sarah Rose

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D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II
Title
D-Day girls
Title remainder
the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Rose
Title variation
  • D-Day girls, the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win WWII
  • Spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II."--Provided by publisher
  • "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 [this book], 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Sarah
Dewey number
940.54/864109252
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
C766 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odette
  • Borrel, Andréé
  • Baissac, Lise de
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • Women spies
  • Espionage, British
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II, by Sarah Rose
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. God help us ; Ungentlemanly warfare ; A first class agent ; The queen of the organization ; Merde alors! ; To the very last man -- Part II. A thousand dangers ; The dark years ; Alone in the world ; Robert est arrivé ; The Paris of the Sahara ; Our possibilities ; The demolition must never fail ; An obstinate woman ; An endless Calvary ; The swap ; The dog sneezed on the curtains ; Hunted ; When the hour of action strikes -- Part III. Kisses ; A patriotic profession ; A little braver ; The sighing begins ; Death on one side, life on the other ; Your mind goes on thinking -- Epilogue: a useful life
Control code
on1049822477
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780451495082
Lccn
2018038372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1049822477
Label
D-Day girls : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II, by Sarah Rose
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. God help us ; Ungentlemanly warfare ; A first class agent ; The queen of the organization ; Merde alors! ; To the very last man -- Part II. A thousand dangers ; The dark years ; Alone in the world ; Robert est arrivé ; The Paris of the Sahara ; Our possibilities ; The demolition must never fail ; An obstinate woman ; An endless Calvary ; The swap ; The dog sneezed on the curtains ; Hunted ; When the hour of action strikes -- Part III. Kisses ; A patriotic profession ; A little braver ; The sighing begins ; Death on one side, life on the other ; Your mind goes on thinking -- Epilogue: a useful life
Control code
on1049822477
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780451495082
Lccn
2018038372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1049822477

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