Madame Fourcade's Secret War : The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

Author(s): Lynne Olson
In 1941 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, lifelong rebel against her country's conservative, patriarchal society, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization. Her group's name was Alliance, and used the names of animals as their aliases. Fourcade was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents. Captured twice by the Nazis, she escaped and continued to hold her network together. Olson tells this story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself. -- adapted from jacket
Format: Book
Call Number: 940.5486 Ols
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