Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent

TitleCode Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCornioley, Pearl Witheringt
Series EditorAtwood, Kathryn J.
Number of Pages184
PublisherChicago Review Press
CityChicago, IL
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"Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire--each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's fiance; Henri's story--and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age"-- "The as yet unpublished memoirs for young adults of the only female SOE agent to lead a French Resistance network during World War II"--

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