A Woman Of No Importance : The Untold Story Of The American Spy Who Helped Win World War Ii

Author(s): Sonia Purnell
Virginia Hall-- rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg-- became the first woman to deploy to occupied France, before the United States had even entered the war. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Hall coordinated a network of spies to blow up bridges, report on German troop movements, arrange equipment drops for Resistance agents, and recruit and train guerrilla fighters. The Gestapo considered her the most dangerous of all Allied spies. Purnells tells the story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. -- adapted from jacket
Format: Book
Call Number: 940.5486 Pur
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