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D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose

D-Day Girls

The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose

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Imprint: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publication date: 23 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9780451495082
3 stars out of 5
7 Aug 2019

"a balanced account of three wartime careers that deserve to be better known"

So many books on women’s contributions to the war reduce them to plucky schoolgirls: The Bletchley Girls, War Girls, Spitfire Girls, Bomb Girls, and The Girls Who Went to War. Now Rose gives us D-Day Girls, as if her subjects were not highly trained servicewomen. 

Nevertheless, this is a balanced account of three wartime careers that deserve to be better known, and allows Rose to make a fresh assessment of SOE’s achievements as well as its failures, the great courage shown (as well as some cowardice), and the price, as well as the prize, of victory. 

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