Churchill's Angels

Churchill's Angels : How Britain's Women Secret Agents Changed the Course of the Second World War

3.33 (9 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Over sixty 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 missions were as wireless operators, couriers and sometimes organisers with resistance movements both before and after D-Day. Bernard O'Connor relates the experiences of these agents 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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 30mm | 339.99g
  • Amberley Publishing
  • Chalford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1445634317
  • 9781445634319
  • 714,901

About Bernard O'Connor

Bernard O'Connor is the author of Churchill's Most Secret Airfield: RAF Tempsford, Agent Rose: The True Wartime Story of Eileen Nearne, and Churchill's School for Saboteurs. His website is He lives in Bedfordshire.
show more

Review quote

'Reveals how Britain's female secret agents changed the course of the Second World War' THE DAILY EXPRESS 'An enthralling, gripping, awe-inspiring story which pays a richly deserved tribute to some remarkable women' THIS ENGLAND
show more

Rating details

9 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 11% (1)
4 22% (2)
3 56% (5)
2 11% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X