L'arche de Noé: réseau "Alliance" 1940-1945

TitleL'arche de Noé: réseau "Alliance" 1940-1945
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1968
AuthorsFourcade, Marie-Madeleine
Number of Volumes2

To obscure their trail, the members of the Alliance network only knew each other through the names of animals, Eagle, Stoat, Nightingale, Tiger. The Germans called them “Noah’s Ark.” With three thousand underground agents, one hundred transmission posts, and an aerial liaison every month with London, “Noah’s Ark” was, according to General de Gaulle, “one of the premier and most important intelligence services under the Occupation.” Functioning uninterrupted in France from 1940 to 1945, the Ark gave the Allies intelligence as precious as the existence of secret weapons, the locations of their launching ramps, the movement of fascist squadrons and supply trains during the battle of the desert, those of U-Boats in the Atlantic, even the complete map of the beaches for landing on June 6. King George VI was able to say that this was “our biggest independent intelligence organization operating in France.” Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was thirty years old when she participated, starting in 1940, in the creation of the resistance organization that would become the Alliance. She stayed at the helm of the network until the end of hostilities and had the rare privilege to be the only witness to survive the entire “combat of animals” against the Third Reich.

Translated TitleNoah’s Ark: The Alliance Network 1940-1945
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