Code name Pauline: memoirs of a World War II special agent

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Winner of: 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Out of the 400 agents sent to France during the German occupation, 39 were women. Pearl, whom the SOE called "cool and resourceful and extremely determined" and "the best shot, male or female, we have yet had," became one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters. In Code Name Paulin e Pearl describes in a series of plainspoken reminiscences her difficult childhood and harrowing escape from France in 1940; her recruitment and training as a special agent; the logistics and dangers of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her way around the country as an undercover courier; and both failed and successful attempts at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, when the leader of her network was caught by the Gestapo, she became "Pauline" and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's husband Henri's story--and never-before-published photographs from Pearl's personal collection, Code Name Pauline will captivate World War II buffs of any age and, just as Pearl wished, inspire young people.
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Grouping Title code name pauline memoirs of a world war ii special agent
Grouping Author cornioley pearl witherington
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auth_author2 Atwood, Kathryn J., Atwood, Kathryn J.,, Larroque, Herve?., Larroque, Hervé.
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display_description "Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire--each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's fiance; Henri's story--and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age"-- "The as yet unpublished memoirs for young adults of the only female SOE agent to lead a French Resistance network during World War II"--
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subject_facet Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, -- 1914-2008, Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, -- 1914-2008 -- Juvenile literature, Electronic books, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Juvenile literature, Young adult literature
title_display Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent
title_full Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent / Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood, Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent [electronic resource] Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, 1914-2008., Code name Pauline [electronic resource] memoirs of a World War II special agent / Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Herve? Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood
title_short Code name Pauline :
title_sub memoirs of a World War II special agent
topic_facet Cornioley, Pearl Witherington, Electronic books, Secret service, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945