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Author Witherington Cornioley, Pearl.

Title Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent / Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Chicago Review Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgements; Epigraph; CONTENTS; Editor's Note by Kathryn J. Atwood; Preface by Hervé Larroque; Introduction; Prologue; 1 A Difficult Childhood; 2 Courtship with Henri Cornioley; 3 Escape from France; 4 Training and Preparation in the Ranks of the SOE; 5 Parachuting into Occupied France; 6 Courier Missions, Code Names, and Covers; 7 The Michelin Factory Affair; 8 Arrest of a Resistance Leader; 9 The Battle of Les Souches; 10 Organizing the Maquis; 11 Into the Forest; 12 Postwar Life; 13 Righting Wrongs; Conclusion.
Epilogue by Raymond Billard, "Gaspard"Acknowledgments; Key Figures; Appendix: Extracts from Original Interviews; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary "Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire--each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's fiance; Henri's story--and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age"-- Provided by publisher.
"The as yet unpublished memoirs for young adults of the only female SOE agent to lead a French Resistance network during World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience 950 Lexile.
Subject Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, 1914-2008 -- Juvenile literature.
Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, 1914-2008.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781613744901 : $11.99
1613744900 : $11.99
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