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Author Ottaway, Susan.

Title A cool and lonely courage [Axis 360 electronic resource] : the untold story of sister spies in Occupied France / Susan Ottaway.

Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
Summary The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War. When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little old lady was a decorated WWII war hero. Volunteering to serve for British intelligence at age 21, Eileen was posted to Nazi-occupied France to send encoded messages of crucial importance for the Allies, until her capture by the Gestapo. Eileen was not the only agent in her family--her sister Jacqueline was a courier for the French resistance. While Jacqueline narrowly avoided arrest, Eileen was tortured by the Nazis, then sent to the infamous RavensbrUck women's concentration camp. Astonishingly, this resourceful young woman eventually escaped her captors and found her way to the advancing American army. In this amazing true story of triumph and tragedy, Susan Ottaway unveils the secret lives of two sisters who sacrificed themselves to defend their country. **Includes a Reading Group Guide exclusive to this edition.**
Subject Nearne, Eileen, 1921-2010.
Nearne, Jacqueline, 1916-1982.
Great Britain. Special Operations Executive.
Radio operators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
ISBN 9780316370189 electronic bk.
0316370185 electronic bk.
Music No. EB00276964 Recorded Books
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