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Flames in the Field Kindle Edition
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It is an interesting read - thoroughly researched.
The book shows an awful lot of research was done by the author, over a period of what seems to be years, and building on the work done by a number of predecessors. There is an academic level of referencing and footnotes. There are several distinct parts to the book. The first is a narrative on four women SOE agents killed by the nazis at Natzweiler, which then widens to encompass the others that were arrested around the same time and that shared their captivity in Fresnes and then Karlsruhe. Each of these women is identified and has their life story before joining SOE told. Where it is known this then leads up to how they were captured.
Another piece of the narrative are the attempts by others (initally Vera Atkins in 1945-6 and then Jean Overton Fuller) to find out what happened to the women after they were arrested. This then leads nicely into attempts to work out whether or not the women were betrayed, and if so by whom. There has been a lot of controversy about this, and many of the participants in the events have competing theories.Read more ›
We should never forget them, nor the atrocities inflicted on them by Nazism. This book, like the one by Sarah Helm about Vera Atkins of SOE, is at times hard to bear, such are the upsetting descriptions about their treatment. Sleep at times does not come easily after reading these passages.
I feel privileged to have known them through this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very moving account of four brave women and the male prisoner who witnessed their arrival at Natzweiller camp and survived.Published 3 months ago by Jbolton310
A compelling account of the tragic end of four heroines of SOE. So much so that I made sure I visited Natzweiler-Struthof to pay my own respects.Published 5 months ago by Charlie
The writer did a great deal of research before writing this book and it has been quite thought-provoking.Published 17 months ago by Rhoda
Well written and not dwelling on the horrific detail that went on in the prisons and camps. Having said that the book leaves the reader in no doubt what did go on. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Corinne Webb
Excellent. Never cease to hold these people in admiration very very good accountPublished 18 months ago by Sheila Fitzgerald-Torres Sheila F.Torres