Heroines of SOE F section
Squadron Leader Beryl E. Escott
Britain's secret women in France. This is the extraordinary account of all forty British Special Operations Executive, F women agents. Very little is know of these women who risked their lives for Britain and the liberation of France. By 1942 SOE (Britain’s Special Operations Executive) was in desperate need of new recruits for their dangerous missions and turned to an unexplored group – women. These recruits came from all levels of society and were often motivated by an idealistic love of France and a desire to play a part in its liberation. They formed SOE’s F Section. Many displayed unexpected qualities. Some proved good leaders, like Pearl Witherington, others like Nancy Wake laughed their way through the war, many others showed astonishing courage through terrible privations, and died bravely and painfully. Without doubt their contributions to Britain’s secret missions of intelligence-gathering and sabotage helped the resistance to drive out their occupiers and free France.
Soft cover, photographs, 240 pages.