Reading this incredible story of the bravery of seemingly ordinary women in a country under siege made me feel very humble. They stepped up at a time when women were already taking on much of the work at home while every available man was at war and still they had to fight to be taken seriously. The determination and courage they showed under very little training and at great cost were astonishing. Sarah Rose uncovered the stories behind these brave female spies which have been kept quiet all these years. This completely readable and highly researched account is not just a listing of facts, figures and code names but instead, you get inside the heads of these formidable women who parachuted into and worked in Nazi-occupied France and the coordinated plans trying to come together between the Allies.
Thank goodness that Winston Churchill and his advisors saw something different in these housewives and mothers and saw what he needed - heroines.
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