Women Wartime Spies

Ann Krame

 
Date Published :
December 2011
Publisher :
Remember When
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844680580

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches Pages : 224
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$39.95

Overview
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From Mata Hari through to Noor Inyat Khan, women spies have rarely received the recognition they deserve. They have often been trivialized and, in cinema and popular fiction, stereotyped as vamps or dupes. The reality is very different. As spies, women have played a critical role during wartime, receiving and passing on vital information, frequently at considerable risk. Often able to blend into their background more easily than their male counterparts, women have worked as couriers, transmitters and with resistance fighters, their achievements often unknown. Many have died. Ann Kramer describes the role of women spies during wartime, with particular reference to the two world wars. She looks at why some women chose to become spies, their motives and backgrounds. She looks at the experience of women spies during wartime, what training they received, and what skills they needed. She examines the reality of life for a woman spy, operating behind enemy lines, and explores and explodes the myths about women spies that continue until the present day. The focus is mainly on Britain but will also take an international view as appropriate.

About The Author
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ANN KRAMER is a well-known writer, who has written extensively on women’s roles during the two world wars, a subject that fascinates her. Her recent books include the successful Land Girls and their Impact (Pen & Sword, 2008), which was very well received.Born and educated in London, Ann Kramer now lives in Hastings.

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