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Author Ottaway, Susan, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 324 pages)
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Welcome; Dedication; Prologue; 1. Exile; 2. Secrets and Lies; 3. A Shaky Start; 4. Escape; 5. Broken Promises; 6. Betrayal; 7. Buckmaster Passes the Buck; 8. Coming Home; 9. Monumental Errors; 10. An Uncomfortable Journey; 11. The Deadly Discovery; 12. A Bad Decision; 13. A Brilliant Actress; 14. Torture; 15. Didi Vanishes; 16. The End of the Line; 17. Lost Opportunity; 18. The Getaway; 19. A Narrow Escape; 20. Allies or Enemies?; 21. Thoughtless Demands; 22. Adventures, Problems and Losses; 23. The Ultimate Secret Agent; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; About the Author
Also by Susan OttawayReading Group Guide; Questions and Topics for Discussion; A Conversation with Susan Ottaway; Susan Ottaway's Recommended Reading; Bibliography; Notes; Newsletters; Table of Contents; Copyright
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.**
Tells the story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, two sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) and index.
Subject Nearne, Eileen, 1921-2010.
Nearne, Jacqueline, 1916-1982.
Nearne, Eileen, 1921-2010. (OCoLC)fst01947549
Nearne, Jacqueline, 1916-1982. (OCoLC)fst01951770
Great Britain. Special Operations Executive.
Great Britain. Special Operations Executive. (OCoLC)fst00535600
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Occupied territories.
Spies -- Great Britain.
Sisters -- Great Britain.
Radio operators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Radio operators. (OCoLC)fst01087419
Secret service. (OCoLC)fst01110661
Spies. (OCoLC)fst01129772
Women spies. (OCoLC)fst01178571
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Ottaway, Susan. Cool and lonely courage New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014 9780316326988 (NjBwBT)bl2014041172 (OCoLC)868040289
ISBN 9780316370189 : $81.00
0316370185 : $81.00
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