D-Day Girls

D-Day Girls

The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

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"The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451495082
Characteristics: xi, 384 pages ; 25 cm

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knobbyknees69
Jun 09, 2019

Well worth the read. Read another recently published book just prior to this one about the American, Virginia Hall, helping the Resistance. I appreciated the varied authors. This one was very well done and carried the information further for me. Hard to put down...

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jquick99
Jun 05, 2019

If you’ve read other books about WW II spies, you probably already know these stories. Just a re-hash from other books.

Unsure if this was meant for YA...the writing/explaining of things, seemed so.

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lilypad_1
May 04, 2019

This is a very thoughtful, well laid out book about some very amazing women who risked their lives and everyone around them to save France from Nazism. I find it ironic because the author makes a point to detail how women in the OSE in Britain and in the different resistance organizations in France who were directed and supplied by Britain were treated so shabbily in wages, pension, post-war opportunities, and gratitude and credit they so richly deserved and then in the title calls them girls. Anyway, this is a very good book, details the European side of WW2 and how the resistance worked within France to assist the Allies in preparation for and during and after D-Day. One thing I had never heard was that due to the Nazi infiltration of a prominent resistance network in 1943 D-Day had to be put off for a year thus giving the Germans that much longer to harden defenses along the Northern coast of France which made it much harder for the landing armies to penetrate. Very interesting book.

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