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The Resource I was a spy! : the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war

I was a spy! : the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war

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I was a spy! : the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war
Title
I was a spy!
Title remainder
the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With her medical studies cut short by the 1914 German invasion, her house burned down and her father arrested for suspected sharpshooting, it was perhaps unsurprising that the multi-lingual Marthe Mckenna (nee Cnockaert, codename Laura ) was recruited by British Intelligence. At the time she worked as a nurse tending the wounds of occupying soldiers, and as a waitress in her parents cafe in the Belgian border town of Roulers. I Was a Spy! is McKenna's vivid narrative of these breath-taking adventures as she, aided by a gallant band of loyal locals, goes undercover to sabotage enemy phone lines, report suspicious activity or train movements, and even instigate an aerial attack on a planned visit by the Kaiser. This thrilling account goes on to explain how, in 1916, the young nurse was caught by the Germans placing dynamite in a disused sewer tunnel underneath an ammunition dump. She was sentenced to the firing squad and only survived due to the Iron Cross honor received as a result of her earlier medical service. McKenna was later mentioned by Douglas Haig in British Despatches and was awarded the French and Belgian Orders of the Legion of Honour for her espionage work
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, Marthe
Dewey number
940.48641
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKenna, Marthe
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Espionage, British
  • Spies
  • Espionage, British
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Underground movements, War
  • Belgium
  • Great Britain
Label
I was a spy! : the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1971215
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910860038
Lccn
2015509662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910860038
  • (OCoLC)922171358
Label
I was a spy! : the classic account of behind-the -lines espionage in the first world war
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1971215
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910860038
Lccn
2015509662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910860038
  • (OCoLC)922171358

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