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
AuthorsWitherington-Cornioley, Pearl, and Kathryn J. Atwood
Number of Pages184
PublisherChicago Review Press
CityChicago
Abstract

Pearl Witherington Cornioley (1914-2008), 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. 

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