Shadow Warriors of World War II

The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100119219
Released: Jan 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504683685
Narrator/s: Kate Reading
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They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold—until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain's Special Operations Executive (Soe), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler's citadel—Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops.

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Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number DD27803
Released: Jan 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504683722

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"When Allied women went into occupied France as spies, there was little precedent. Most commonly, they were couriers or wireless operators, but their ranks also included Resistance leaders. Narrator Kate Reading tells their stories with a touch of the famous British stiff upper lip. It creates a sense of their duty and bravery. Their stories include romance, seduction, and daring sabotage. There's also a constant undercurrent of the dangers of war. The death toll was relatively heavy, and many of the women were captured by the Gestapo. Authors Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis meticulously recount the OSS and SOE recruitment of women and their deployment. Even key spy agency secretaries and famous supporting players, including Ian Fleming and Wild Bill Donovan, are covered. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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