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The Resource Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE, Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis

Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE, Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis

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Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE
Title
Shadow warriors of World War II
Title remainder
the daring women of the OSS and SOE
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and to the eventual victory over Hitler. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops
Summary
Tells the stories of the courageous women who volunteered to work as spies behind enemy lines during World War II, a group who contributed to the invasion of Normandy and infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10548456
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DLC
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1933-
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Thomas, Gordon
Dewey number
940.54/864109252
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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Lewis, Greg
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True
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  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence service
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence service
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence service
  • Military participation
  • Secret service
  • Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Women
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the daring women of the OSS and SOE
Label
Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE, Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781613730867
Lccn
2016022142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613730867
  • (OCoLC)945358465
Label
Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE, Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-277) and index
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
1794002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781613730867
Lccn
2016022142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613730867
  • (OCoLC)945358465

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