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A profile of society's fear of forceful women (Image, Dublin)
He writes with real sympathy of the work of SOE's women agents ... each one brief, evocative and easy to read. All these stories exhibit quiet heroism and a readiness to take on ghastly risks; many show the catastrophic suddenness with which agents plunge into danger (MRD Foot, The Times)
An annal of bright courage (John Crossland, The Sunday Times)
It is a book to dip in and out of and relish. More than that, it captures a manic truth about terror. (Peter Preston, Observer)
Mr Binney covers their activities on the ground with authority and conviction; and describes with a sure touch the complex atmosphere of jealousies, political jockeying and incipient treachery ... the book is a tribute to them all and a worthy record. (Charles Vyvyan, Country Life)
Enthralling new details about World War II and Churchill's top-secret Special Operations Executive are uncovered (Val Hennessy, Daily Mail)
As Binney observes in this fascinating and valuable account, these girls were no Charlotte Grays, ducking out of service to pursue calls of the heart. They were girls who did the business. (Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph)
This remarkable story . . . pays tribute to their astonishing and often unsung heroism without resorting to sensationalism. (Sunday Mercury)
Reading [this] no one would ever doubt the courage of the men and women of Special Operation Executive (Artemis Cooper, Daily Telegraph)
High drama . . . a tribute to the remarkable women who risked their lives (Good Book Guide) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Thirty-seven young women volunteered for extremely dangerous undercover work in occupied France during the Second World War. This is their story. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
loved this book, its about women with guts. women like that do not exist today. they did not get the attention men heroes did.Published on 14 Aug. 2013 by patricia
Where to start!?! I am fascinated by women of this era. I am 26yrs old and although I know the 1930's-40's wasn't quite as wonderful as people make out ( nostalga will encompass... Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2009 by Miss Nesbitt
The author comes from a family interwined with that most active yet least efficient WW2 organization, the Special Operations Executive. Read morePublished on 25 Nov. 2009 by Ian Millard