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Author Braddon, Russell.

Title Nancy Wake : SOE's greatest heroine / Russell Braddon.

Publication Info. Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2009.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Wake,N BRA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 287 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
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Note Originally published by Cassell in 1956, with title Nancy Wake : the story of a very brave woman.
Includes index.
Contents Part One: Nancy's War Begins. The Enemy Arrive -- The First Step -- Double Life -- Disaster -- The Rescue -- The White Mouse -- Part Two: Interlude. Arrested -- Escape to Spain -- Welcome Home -- The Mad House -- Witch on a Parachute -- Part Three: With the Maquis D'Auvergne. A Murder Is Planned -- Old Enemies and New Friends -- Pitched Battle -- Emergency Message -- Ambush -- Sabotage and Cognac -- Operation Gestapo -- Silent Killing -- Return to Marseille -- The Enemy Depart -- The Loose Ends.
Summary "Nancy Wake is one of the true heroines of World War II. Born in New Zealand, she was living in Marseille and was married to Frenchman Henri Fiocca when the Germans invaded. Nancy immediately became active in the Resistance movement, smuggling messages and food to underground groups in Southern France and helping refugees flee to Spain. By 1943 she was on the Gestapo most-wanted list. Their nickname for her, due to her elusiveness, was the "White Mouse." It was time for Nancy to leave France. After six escape attempts Nancy reached Britain--where she promptly became one of the 39 women to join the British Special Operations Executive. Parachuted back into France, she became the virtual leader of a 7,000-strong branch of the Maquis. This book tells the extraordinary story of this exceptional woman."--Publisher's description.
Subject Wake, Nancy, 1912-2011.
Great Britain. Special Operations Executive -- Biography.
Women guerrillas -- France -- Biography.
Guerrillas -- France -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Biography.
ISBN 9780752454856 (pbk.)
0752454854 (pbk.)

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