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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781504683715
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They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors’ stories have remained largely untold—until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines.

Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States’ Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler’s citadel—Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops.

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  • “The result of…extraordinary and comprehensive research, Shadow Warriors of World War II is impressively informed and informative. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Shadow Warriors of World War II is strongly and unreservedly recommended.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “The authors make a strong case for the importance of these women to the course of war, offering a fresh perspective on military history. A welcome addition to WWII literature.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “What gives this book weight is the interweaving of the SOE and OSS narratives, all too much divorced in histories of the secret war.”

    Clare Mulley, author of The Spy Who Loved

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 3/10/2017

    " Love this book and the Women in it. There are points that made me mad. I mean many people died because they did not follow protocol. One told his team, if he wasn't back by noon to leave but they didn't leave and were capture or killed. Maurice Buckmaster didnt believe some of his agents had been caught even though said agents didnt use security codes like they told them not to if caught but he still kept sending people to their death. That made me so mad! Just crazy! All in all a great book. "

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