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 twenty-one,
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 Ravensbrück 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. Download and start listening now!