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Women of the resistance : eight who defied the Third Reich / Marc E. Vargo.

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    Women took part in perilous resistance missions during World War II alongside a much larger number of male resistance agents. This book presents the lives of eight women who, at profound risk to themselves, chose to challenge the Third Reich. Hailing from diverse regions of the world--the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America--the women shared privileged backgrounds of financial and social prominence as well as a profound sense of social justice. As to their deeds with the Resistance, they ranged from forging documents and hiding persecuted Jews to orchestrating sabotage operations and.
    Format
    Online resource
    Author/Creator
    Vargo, Marc.
    Published
    Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., ©2012
    Contents
    Vera Atkins and the Special Operations Executive
    Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement
    Monica Wichfeld and the Danish Resistance
    Noor Inayat Khan and the Wireless Network of Paris
    Yukiko Sugihara and the Escape of the Polish Jews
    Virginia Hall and the Vichy Underground
    Hannah Senesh and the Palestinian Commandos
    Christine Granville and the Polish/French Resistance.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index.
    Vera Atkins and the Special Operations Executive -- Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement -- Monica Wichfeld and the Danish Resistance -- Noor Inayat Khan and the Wireless Network of Paris -- Yukiko Sugihara and the Escape of the Polish Jews -- Virginia Hall and the Vichy Underground -- Hannah Senesh and the Palestinian Commandos -- Christine Granville and the Polish/French Resistance.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781476600383
    1476600384
    Physical Description
    1 online resource

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