Flames in the Field by Rita Kramer audiobook

Flames in the Field: The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France

By Rita Kramer
Read by Kate Reading

Blackstone Publishing 9781453834275
12.07 Hours Unabridged
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This is the true story of four brave women secretly sent into the darkness of Nazi-occupied France to carry out Winston Churchill’s plan to “set Europe ablaze.” Caught in a web of deception surrounding the preparations for the D-Day invasion, their mission ended in betrayal and sacrifice. An engrossing history based on firsthand interviews with agents of the Special Operations Executive and revelations about the secret organization and the courageous women who served it. There was the French working-class courier who helped downed pilots and escaped POWs on their way to freedom; the fashionable parisienne who returned thinking she could outwit the Gestapo; the upper-crust English member of the Auxiliary Transport Service who volunteered to join SOE because she loved France; and the Romanian Jewish refugee who told her mother, “If we don’t help ourselves, no one will help us,” and fell in love with the leader of her resistance group. Each of them, the men they worked with under cover of darkness, and the enigmatic woman who saw them off into the unknown, was a remarkable character, their stories told here in vivid detail for the first time.

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This is the true story of four brave women secretly sent into the darkness of Nazi-occupied France to carry out Winston Churchill’s plan to “set Europe ablaze.” Caught in a web of deception surrounding the preparations for the D-Day invasion, their mission ended in betrayal and sacrifice. An engrossing history based on firsthand interviews with agents of the Special Operations Executive and revelations about the secret organization and the courageous women who served it.

There was the French working-class courier who helped downed pilots and escaped POWs on their way to freedom; the fashionable parisienne who returned thinking she could outwit the Gestapo; the upper-crust English member of the Auxiliary Transport Service who volunteered to join SOE because she loved France; and the Romanian Jewish refugee who told her mother, “If we don’t help ourselves, no one will help us,” and fell in love with the leader of her resistance group.

Each of them, the men they worked with under cover of darkness, and the enigmatic woman who saw them off into the unknown, was a remarkable character, their stories told here in vivid detail for the first time.

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Author Bio: Rita Kramer

Author Bio: Rita Kramer

Rita Kramer is the author of Maria Montessori: A Biography, At Tender Age, Ed School Follies, and When Morning Comes. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, American Heritage, Commentary, the American Spectator, the Wilson Quarterly, City Journal, and other magazines and anthologies in the US and abroad. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English