The Women Who Lived for Danger: The Agents of the Special Operations Executive

TitleThe Women Who Lived for Danger: The Agents of the Special Operations Executive
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBinney, Marcus
PublisherWilliam Morrow
CityNew York
Abstract

Acclaimed historian Marcus Binney recounts the story of ten women recruited to work behind enemy lines as secret agents during World War II. Part of Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive, formed in 1940, the women of the SOE were trained to handle guns and explosives, work undercover, endure interrogation by the Gestapo, and use complex codes. These women organized dropping grounds for arms and explosives destined for the Resistance, helped operate escape lines for airmen who had been shot down over Europe, and provided Allied Command with vital intelligence. (Harper Collins)

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