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Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

By: Atwood, Kathryn J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women of Action: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (365 p.).ISBN: 9781569768501.Subject(s): 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 literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and RescueDDC classification: 940.53082 | 940.54/850922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Gr 6 Up-After a brief introduction about the war in Europe, this book is divided into eight chapters, each focusing on a specific country, including Germany, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States. Women from each of these countries played important roles in the war effort working in the resistance movement, as spies, as couriers, or as correspondents. A few of the individuals are well known, such as the entertainer Josephine Baker, who collected information for the Allies, and actress Marlene Dietrich, who entertained the troops, but most were ordinary citizens who saw a need and stepped up to join the fight against the Nazis. Each profile reports on the woman's war activities and rounds out the story by telling about her life after the war. Sidebars and photographs are scattered throughout and documented quotations and excerpts from notes and letters are utilized. -Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kathryn J. Atwood is an educator and writer. She has contributed to Midwest Book Review; PopMatters.com; War, Literature, and the Arts; and Women's Independent Press. She lives in Forest Park, Illinois.

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