Shadow Warriors of World War II

  • by Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold - until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into Nazi-occupied Europe by the United States' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE), these women helped establish a web of resistance groups across the continent. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative, and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler's citadel - Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured, or killed, but others were always readied to take their place. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts, the Germans placed a price of a million francs on the heads of operatives who were successfully disrupting their troops.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Stilted presentation, with phonetic pronunciation

French words must have been phonetically
written, as if for a child. Very clear voice and presentation, would be good for someone without English as a first language, but lacks some complexity and depth for native English speakers. I'd rather have read the book than listened to this. Pity.
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- C. Armitage

Truly amazing individuals

A great window into the drama of undercover operations in Europe during WW2.

Excellent insight into planning, ops and individuals.
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- Hamish Betteridge

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.