Virginia Hall is a perfect example of the latest push to know more about the unseen heroines of WWII.
As a spy for the British and American forces before the Allied push and D-Day, Virginia was airlifted into occupied France and took up one of the most difficult and dangerous positions - that of a wireless operator named a "pianist". Jumping from safe house to safe house organizing drop locations, sending wireless transmissions, and training the resistance fighters locally she faced instant death or torture if found out. What is truly amazing is that she accomplished so much with a huge price on her head and hiding the fact that she wore a prosthetic leg. Never getting too attached or feeling the job too much that she would get sloppy, Virginia became a status symbol to the resistance movement. I especially enjoyed the author's notes at the end of the book that filled the reader in on what happened to her compatriots during and after the war. Fans of Kate Quinn and Ruta Septys, as well as nonfiction readers of female involvement in WWII efforts, will find much to love here. 4 stars
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