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A cool and lonely courage : the untold story of sister spies in Occupied France

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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.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 940.548 OTT (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316326988
  • ISBN: 0316326984
  • Physical Description: viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little Brown & Company, 2014.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain as Sisters, secrets and sacrifice by HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Exile -- Secrets and lies -- A shaky start -- Escape -- Broken promises -- Betrayal -- Buckmaster passes the buck -- Coming home -- Monumental errors -- An uncomfortable journey -- The deadly discovery -- A bad decision -- A brilliant actress -- Torture -- Didi vanishes -- The end of the line -- Lost opportunity -- The getaway -- A narrow escape -- Allies or enemies? -- Thoughtless demands -- Adventures, problems, and losses -- The ultimate secret agent.
Summary, etc.:
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.
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.


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