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Odette Brailly entered the public's consciousness in the 1950s when her remarkable—and romantic—exploits as an SOE agent first came to light. She had been the first woman to be awarded the GC, as well as the Legion d'Honneur, and in 1950 the release of a film about her life made her the darling of the British popular press. But others openly questioned Odette's integrity, even claiming that she had a clandestine affair with her supervisor Captain Peter Churchill. The first full biography of this incredible woman for nearly 60 years delves into recently opened SOE personnel files to reveal the true story of this wartime heroine and the officer who posed as her husband. From her life as a French housewife living in Britain and her French Resistance undercover work, to her unlikely survival in Ravensbruck concentration camp, it is revealed for the first time the truth of Odette's mission.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Political Science
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Penny Starns
Street Date: May 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-5908
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