D-Day Girls: The spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis and contributed to World War II victory

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold true story of the extraordinary women recruited by the British elite spy agency to pave the way for the Allied victory in World War II

"To grab. Spies, romantics, Gestapo thugs, puffed-up features, courage and betrayal (lots of betrayal) – and all of that is true. "- Erik Larson, author of The devil in the white city and Dead Wake

1942 The Allies lost, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was at the forefront. To set Europe on fire, Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE) was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women as spies. Thirty-nine followed the call, leaving their lives and their families as saboteurs in France.

in the D-Day GirlsSarah Rose relies on recently released files, diaries and oral lore to tell the exciting story of three of these remarkable women. There is Andrée Borrel, a scrawny and streetwise Parisian, who blew up power lines with the Gestapo on her heels. Odette Sansom, a poorly married suburban mother, who saw the SOE as her home-from-home ticket and a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, an extremely independent member of French colonial high society and the unswerving "queen" of the SOE. Together, they destroyed railroad lines, raided Nazis, planned jail breaks, and collected important information – laying the foundation for the invasion of D-Day, which turned out to be a turning point in the war.

Rigoros researched and written with razor sharp joke, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage – and the energy of politically motivated women – can make if the effort seems incalculably high.

Praise for D-Day Girls

"Consistently researched. , , (a) Thriller in the form of a non-fiction book. "Raffinerie29

"In equal parts spy romance thriller and historical narrative, D-Day Girls Follow the life and secret activities of the 39 women who responded to the call to infiltrate France. , , , As Rose records the James Bond-worthy missions and love affairs of these women, she vividly captures the broken landscape of war. "The Washington Post

"Exciting story. , , Thoroughly researched and written like a good thriller, this is a fascinating story of creativity, perseverance and amazing heroism. "Publishers Weekly (Star Rating)D-Day Girls: The spies who armed the resistance, sabotaged the Nazis and helped win World War II. Hardcover

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  • Hardcover Book
  • Rose, Sarah (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 04/23/2019 (Publication Date) - Crown...

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