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Moondrop to Gascony

Moondrop to Gascony

  • Author: Anne-Marie Walters
  • Publisher: Harriman House Pub
  • ISBN: 9780955720819
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 283
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On a cold, moonlit night in January 1944, Anne-Marie Walters, just 20 years old, parachuted into southwest France to work with the Resistance in preparation for the long-awaited Allied invasion. The daughter of a British father and a French mother, she was to act as a courier for George Starr, head of the Wheel WRIGHT circuit of SOE. Over the next seven months Anne-Marie criss-crossed the region, carrying messages, delivering explosive arranging the escape of downed airmen and receiving parachute drops of arms and personnel at dead of night---living in constant fear of capture and torture by the Gestapo. Then, on the very eve of Liberation, she was sent off on foot over the Pyrenees to Spain, carrying urgent despatches for London. Aine-Marie Walters wrote Moondrop to Gascony immediately after the war, while the events were still vivid in her mind. It is a tale of high adventure, comradeship and kindness, of betrayals and appalling atrocities, and of the often unremarked courage of many ordinary French men and women who risked their lives to help drive German armies from French soil. And through it all shines Anne-Marie's quiet courage, a keen sense humour and, above all, her pure zest for life. For this new edition, David Hewson, a former Regular Army Officer and much-interested in military hitory adds biographical details for the main characters, identities the real people behind the pseudonyms and provides background notes. He also reveals what happened to Anne-Marie afiter the war.

SOE Heroines

SOE Heroines

The Special Operations Executive's French Section and Free French Women Agents

  • Author: Bernard O'Connor
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445673614
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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The amazing stories of 38 female spies who operated in occupied France and Vichy France, many told for the very first time.

Agents Françaises

Agents Françaises

  • Author: Bernard O'Connor
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1326704982
  • Category: History
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Between 1942 and 1944 at least 36 French women were recruited by British, French, Soviet and American intelligence agencies, trained as organisers, wireless operators, couriers and saboteurs and infiltrated into France by boat or plane from Britain and Algeria to help the French Resistance in their attempt to liberate their country. This books tells the stories of Anatole’, Francine Fromont, Yvonne Rudellat, Andrée Borrel, Odette Sansom, Marie-Thérèse le Chêne, ‘Angela’, Marguerite Petitjean, Jeannette Guyot, Daniele Reddé, Madeleine Damerment, Jeanne Bohec, Denise Bloch, Françoise Agazarian, Yvonne Fontaine, Alix d’Unienville, Suzanne Mertzisen, Marie-Louise Cloarec, Pierrette Louin, Eugénie Djendi, Marcelle Somers, Julienne Aisner, Madeleine Lavigne, Ginette Jullian, Germaine Heim, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Josianne Somers, Evelyne Clopet, Suzanne Pax-Colombas, Denise Colin, Eugénie Gruner, Marie-Rose Miguet, Cécile Pichard, Elisabeth Torlet, Marguerite Giannello, Aimée Corge and Michele de Ducla.

Agents Fran�aises

Agents Fran�aises

  • Author: Bernard O'Connor
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1326703285
  • Category: History
  • Page: 614
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Between 1942 and 1944, at least 36 French women were recruited by British, French, Soviet and American intelligence agencies, trained as organisers, wireless operators, couriers and saboteurs and infiltrated into France by boat or plane from Britain and Algeria on special missions to help the French Resistance in their attempt to liberate their country. This books tells the stories of Anatole', Francine Fromont, Yvonne Rudellat, Andree Borrel, Odette Sansom, Marie-Therese le Chene, 'Angela', Marguerite Petitjean, Jeannette Guyot, Daniele Redde, Madeleine Damerment, Jeanne Bohec, Denise Bloch, Francoise Agazarian, Yvonne Fontaine, Alix d'Unienville, Suzanne Mertzisen, Marie-Louise Cloarec, Pierrette Louin, Eugenie Djendi, Marcelle Somers, Julienne Aisner, Madeleine Lavigne, Ginette Jullian, Germaine Heim, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Josianne Somers, Evelyne Clopet, Suzanne Pax-Colombas, Denise Colin, Eugenie Gruner, Cecile Pichard, Elisabeth Torlet, Marguerite Giannello, Aimee Corge and Michele de Ducla."

SOE in France

SOE in France

An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944

  • Author: M.R.D. Foot
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135769877
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
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SOE in France was first published in 1966, followed by a second impression with amendments in 1968. Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed in 2000 that Professor Foot should produce a revised version. In so doing, in addition to the material in the first edition, the author has had access to previously closed government records, as well as drawing upon his own invaluable wartime experiences and the recollections of those involved. SOE in France begins by explaining what SOE was, where it fitted into the Allied war machine, and how it worked in France. The narrative then recounts the adventures of its agents who worked on French soil. This intricate tale concentrates on the work of the 400 hand-picked men and women of the 'independent French' section, although it also covers SOE's five other sections that operated mainly in France. All told, the six sections despatched over 1,800 clandestine agents, who between them changed the course of the war. This updated new edition will be essential reading for scholars and for all those with an informed general interest in the activities of the SOE.

John Betjeman

John Betjeman

A Bibliography

  • Author: William S. Peterson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198184034
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 542
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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

Behind enemy lines

Behind enemy lines

gender, passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War

  • Author: Juliette Pattinson
  • Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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Behind Enemy Lines is an examination of gender relations in wartime using the Special Operations Executive as a case study. Drawing on personal testimonies, official records, and film, it explores the extraordinary experiences of male and female agents who were recruited and trained by a British organization and infiltrated Nazi-Occupied France to encourage sabotage and subversion during the Second World War. It examines how ordinary, law-abiding civilians were transformed into paramilitary secret agents equipped with silent killing techniques and trained in unarmed combat. This examination of the agents of an officially sponsored insurgent organization makes a major contribution to British socio-cultural history, war studies, and gender studies. It will appeal to both the general reader as well as to those in the academic community.

The Booklist

The Booklist

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Radio Times

Radio Times

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Encyclopedia of Espionage

Encyclopedia of Espionage

  • Author: Ronald Seth
  • Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
  • ISBN: 9780385016094
  • Category: Espionage
  • Page: 718
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