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Author Rose, Sarah, 1974- author.

Title D-Day girls [text (large print)] : the spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis, and helped win World War II / Sarah Rose.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction    940.5486 ROS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 693 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-688).
Summary "In 1942 the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To "set Europe ablaze," in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive had to do something unprecedented: recruit women as spies. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and their families to become saboteurs in France. They destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence--laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that provide to be the turning point in the war."-- Back cover.
Contents Part 1. God help us -- Ungentlemanly warfare -- A first class agent -- The queen of the organization -- Merde alors! -- To the very last man -- Part 2. 1000 dangers -- The dark years -- Alone in the world -- Robert est arrivé -- The Paris of the Sahara -- Our possibilities -- The demolition must never fail -- An obstinate woman -- An endless Calvary -- The swap -- The dog sneezed on the curtains -- Hunted -- When the hour of action strikes -- Part 3. Kisses -- A patriotic profession -- A little braver -- The sighing begins -- Death on one side, life on the other -- Your mind goes on thinking -- Epilogue: a useful life.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
Women spies -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Odette, 1912-1995.
Borrel, Andrée, 1919-1944.
Baissac, Lise de, 1905-2004.
Espionage, British -- France -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Biographies.
ISBN 9781432866129 (large print : hbk. : alk. paper)
1432866125

 
    
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