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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

D Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II The dramatic untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain s elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis and pave the way for Allied victory in World War IIIn the Allies were losing

  • Title: D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
  • Author: Sarah Rose
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain s elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis and pave the way for Allied victory in World War IIIn 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential battle and created a secret agency, the Special The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain s elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis and pave the way for Allied victory in World War IIIn 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential battle and created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive SOE , whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharp shooting Their job, he declared, was to set Europe ablaze But with most men on the frontlines, the SOE did something unprecedented it recruited women Thirty nine women answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France Half were caught, and a third did not make it home alive In D Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the story of three of these women There s Odette Sansom, a young mother who feels suffocated by domestic life and sees the war as her ticket out Lise de Baissac, an unflappable aristocrat with the mind of a natural leader and Andr e Borrel, the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance Together, they derailed trains, blew up weapons caches, destroyed power and phone lines, and gathered crucial intelligence laying the groundwork for the D Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war Stylishly written and rigorously resear

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    1. Sarah Rose

      There is than one author with this name.Sarah Rose is a journalist and author of D Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II, and the critically acclaimed For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World s Favorite Drink and Changed History.She was the Dynasties columnist at the Wall Street Journal, and her features have appeared in Ou There is than one author with this name.Sarah Rose is a journalist and author of D Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II, and the critically acclaimed For All the Tea in China How England Stole the World s Favorite Drink and Changed History.She was the Dynasties columnist at the Wall Street Journal, and her features have appeared in Outside, Departures, The New York Post, Travel Leisure, Bon Appetit, The Saturday Evening Post, and Men s Journal.Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago

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    1. This is an incredible read Not only are the women spies fascinating and their journeys brave and compelling, but the writer really engages the audience with background tales and details about where they were in the bigger picture of the war Tension runs high I found it difficult to put this one down A must for history lovers, and a terrific read for fans of historical fiction.


    2. This book will sell well to general readers It shouldn t It s disorganized and messy, and both condescends to its readers and lacks essential information on its topic Author Sarah Rose makes sweeping generalizations about France and its citizens during WWII misstates historical facts engages in inaccurate and sometimes offensive hyperbole and has apparently done little research into the role of women in war, women in WWI, or the history of war in general She refers to figures in the book This bo [...]


    3. I loved this Usually when it comes to WW2, we hear about the scientists, the atomic bombs, the Holocaust, and Anne Frank Of course, these are all learned about for very good reasons We never really hear much about women in WW2, except for women taking over many manual labor jobs back at home, giving a charge to those far away I loved this being non fiction It was nice to be able to read stories about some women who were able to have some kind of impact during those years Whether it was di [...]


    4. Entertaining and educational Reads like a spy novel and sheds light on an important but little known aspect of WWII Warning There are a handful of brutal tortures, but it is definitely worth reading.


    5. While most books about World War II focus on military maneuvers or the Holocaust, there have lately been books and novels about women and their contributions during that time period The D Day Girls focuses on the women of the Special Operations Executive, which was a spy agency 39 women served, half were caught, and 1 3 did not make it home alive One nice aspect of this book is the use of declassified files to help tell the story of Odette Sansom, Lise de Baissac, and Andree Borrel If y While mo [...]


    6. Normally I wouldn t bother to review a book like this, but since I was gifted a copy a few months before release I figured I should do one anyway so that people can decide whether or not to purchase it.This is not a life changing book There is nothing in here that is ground shattering or will significantly add to the mountains of things we know about World War II In fact, most of the facts presented by this book have done better elsewhere Instead, we get to listen to the opinions of Sarah Ros No [...]



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