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Author Elliott, Sue, 1951- author.

Title I Heard My Country Calling [electronic resource] : Elaine Madden, the Unsung Heroine of SOE / Sue Elliott.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]


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Summary The remarkable true story of SOE heroine Elaine Madden, told for the first timeAfter a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden's quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos of Dunkirk, where she flees disguised as a British soldier, into the London Blitz, where she finally begins to discover herself. Recruited to T Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a "fast courier," she is parachuted back to the country of her birth to undertake a top secret political mission and help speed its liberation from Nazi oppression. Elaine Madden never claimed to be a heroine, but her story proves otherwise. Its centerpiece-war service as one of only two women SOE agents parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium-is just one episode in an extraordinary real-life drama of highs and lows, love, loss, and betrayal. Relayed to the author in the final years of her life, Elaine's true story of courage and humor in testing times is more intriguing, more compelling than fiction.
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Subject Madden, Elaine, 1923?-2012.
Great Britain. Special Operations Executive -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography.
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Other Form: Print version: Elliott, Sue, 1951- I heard my country calling. Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2015. 9780750961257 (hardcover) (OCoLC)928737950
ISBN 9780750966498 (e-pub)
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