A Cool and Lonely Courage
The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied FranceBook - 2014 | First United States edition.
Eileen Nearne and her sister Jacqueline were agents for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, working undercover in Nazi-occupied France to send crucial intelligence to the Allies. But the war dealt these sisters a cruel hand. While Jacqueline narrowly evaded capture, Eileen was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo before being incarcerated in Ravensbruck concentration camp. She was only 23. Now, for the first time, the truth about these fiercely patriotic women is told in full, their unwavering courage at great personal cost paid tribute to at last.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2014.
Edition: First United States edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 OTTAWAY
Characteristics: viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne were British sisters who were raised in France, and who, during World War II, repeatedly risked their lives to aid the French Resistance. A riveting look at two heroes of the SOE.
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