Vargo, Marc E.

Women of the Resistance : Eight Who Defied the Third Reich - Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012. - 1 online resource (237 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Vera Atkins and the Special Operations Executive; 2. Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement; 3. Monica Wichfeld and the Danish Resistance; 4. Noor Inayat Khan and the Wireless Network of Paris; 5. Yukiko Sugihara and the Escape of the Polish Jews; 6. Virginia Hall and the Vichy Underground; 7. Hannah Senesh and the Palestinian Commandos; 8. Christine Granville and the Polish/French Resistance; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Women took part in perilous resistance missions during World War II alongside a much larger number of male resistance agents. This book presents the lives of eight women who, at profound risk to themselves, chose to challenge the Third Reich. Hailing from diverse regions of the world--the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America--the women shared privileged backgrounds of financial and social prominence as well as a profound sense of social justice. As to their deeds with the Resistance, they ranged from forging documents and hiding persecuted Jews to orchestrating sabotage operations and crafting a nonviolent protest movement within Nazi Germany itself. As could be expected, the costs were great, capture and execution among them, but the women''s achievements did succeed in helping to win the war.

9781476600383 35.00 (NL),52.50 (UA)

Women and war -- History -- 20th century.
Women guerrillas -- Biography.
Women political activists -- Biography.
Women spies -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.

Electronic books.

D802.A2 V29 2012

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