Les héroïnes du SOE: les femmes des services secrets britanniques dans la Résistance

TitleLes héroïnes du SOE: les femmes des services secrets britanniques dans la Résistance
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEscott, Beryl, and Grégoire Ladrange
Number of Pages334
PublisherOmblage
CityVersailles
Abstract

In 1940, during the Second World War, the British established an organization which, according to Churchill, aimed to “set Europe on fire”. The agents of Special Operations Executive, “the secret army of Churchill”, were sent throughout Europe to obtain information, sabotage German positions, and organize networks of resistance. Section F of the SOE, perhaps the most illustrated, acted in occupied France. Toward 1942, the SOE had an urgent need for new recruits who would not arouse German suspicions; they turned toward a group thus far neglected, women. Section F engaged 40 women in total, volunteers coming from all backgrounds and many nationalities, without military experience but passionate about France. This volume sets up the portrait of each of the 40 women of Section F of the SOE and offers a human look at the reasons which pushed them to risk their lives to liberate France. [from publisher]

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