Atwood, Kathryn J.

Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue - Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (365 p.) - eBooks on Demand Women of Action . - Women of Action .

Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Part I Germany; Sophie Scholl: The White Rose; Maria Von Maltzan: The Countess Who Hid Jews; Part II Poland; Irene Gut: "Only a Young Girl"; Irena Sendler: Life in a Jar; Stefania Podgorska: The Teen Who Hid Thirteen; Part III France; Marie-Madeleine Fourcade: "Only a Woman"; AndréE Virot: Agent Rose; Josephine Baker: Spy Singer; Magda Trocmé: Wife, Mother, Teacher, Rescuer; Part IV The Netherlands; Diet Eman: Courier for the Dutch Resistance; Hannie Schaft: The Symbol of the Resistance; Johtje Vos: A Group Effort Corrie Ten Boom: Watchmaker, Rescuer, ReconcilerPart V Belgium; AndréE De Jongh: The Comet Line; Hortense Daman: Partisan Courier; Fernande Keufgens: The Teen with the Bold Voice; Part VI Denmark; Monica Wichfeld: Irish Heroine of the Danish Resistance; Ebba Lund: The Girl with the Red Cap; Part VII Great Britain; Noor Inayat Khan: Royal Agent; Nancy Wake: The White Mouse; Pearl Witherington: The Courier Who Became a Leader; Part VIII the United States; Virginia Hall: The Most Dangerous Allied Agent; Muriel Phillips: U.S. Army Nurse; Marlene Dietrich: "the Only Important Thing" Maria Gulovich: Slovak for the OssMartha Gellhorn: War Correspondent; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis.            Twenty-six engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

9781569768501 10.99 (NL)


World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 - Women.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.


Electronic books.

D810.W7 A85 2011

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