Churchill's Angels : How Britain's Women Secret Agents Changed the Course of the Second World War
Over 60 female agents were sent out by Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. These women - as well as others from clandestine Allied organisations - were flown out and parachuted or landed into occupied Europe on vital and highly dangerous missions: their job was to work with resistance movements both before and after D-Day. Bernard O'Connor relates the experiences of these agents of by drawing on a range of sources, including many of the women's accounts of their wartime service. There are stories of rigorous training, thrilling undercover operations evading capture by the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied France, tragic betrayals and extraordinary courage.
- Hardback | 328 pages
- 156 x 236 x 30mm | 598.74g
- 24 Dec 2012
- Amberley Publishing
- Chalford, United Kingdom
- 16 Illustrations, unspecified
About Bernard O'Connor
Bernard O'Connor is the author of RAF Tempsford: Churchill's Most Secret Airfield and Agent Rose: The True Wartime Story of Eileen Nearne. His website is www.bernardoconnor.org.uk. He lives in Bedfordshire.