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Lonely Courage

The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied France
Large Print
(400 Pages)
Product Number: LP4414
Released: 01 Aug, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528817431
Publisher: W F Howes
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The Special Operations Executive (SOE), set up by Winston Churchill in 1941, helped the French Resistance by recruiting and training guerrilla fighters. 39 female agents were trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into the background and how to kill a man with their bare hands. Once trained, they infiltrated behind the lines. Some of the women went on to lead thousands of Resistance fighters, while others were arrested, brutally interrogated and sent to concentration camps. Lonely Courage tells their story and sheds light on what life was really like for these brave women who tumbled from the sky.

Author(s): Rick Stroud
Original Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2018

Professional reviews

"“A fascinating, superbly researched and revelatory book – told with tremendous pace and excitement.” WILLIAM BOYD, bestselling author of Any Human Heart and Sweet Caress. “Stroud has a storyteller’s eye for human detail.” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY “Written with genuine vigour, this book pays tribute to truly outstanding female bravery.” THE LADY"

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