The Women Who Lived for Danger: The Agents of the Special Operations Executive (Anglais) Relié – 30 septembre 2003
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Marcus Binney is an accomplished historian and writer who is the author of Our Vanishing Heritage, Townhouses, and Airports. Binney attended Cambridge, and has lectured extensively to historical societies in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, and Virginia on architectural preservation and history. He has also fronted a thirty-nine-part series -- Mansions: The Great Houses of Europe -- broadcast in the U.S. between 1993 and 1997.
Binney's interest in the lives of the agents of the SOE is a personal one. His father, Lt. Col. Francis Simms, MC, walked seven hundred miles through the Apennines after twice escaping from POW camps. His mother, Sonia, did secret work with code breakers during the war and in 1955 remarried Sir George Binney, DSO, also a war hero, who had carried out one of the most successful blockade-running operations of World War II in 1941 -- bringing back five unarmed merchant ships from Sweden through the minefields.
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And, yet, even though it's a summary book, it's chock full of info to the point that I found it sometimes hard to read. The book is well written, but bogs down in places. The first few pages of the first chapter, for example, are full of names, acronyms and various programs, both German and American. I'm well enough versed in WWII to be familiar with acronyms such as the FANNY and the WAAF, and I still found myself checking google to get information on various programs. I'm not sure you can tell this story without this information, but it's definitely not a book for a passing interest in WWII.
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