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D-Day Girls

The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

by Sarah Rose

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  • Rosemary C. (Golden, CO)
    Courageous Women of WWII
    Sarah Rose has written a compelling, exciting account of female spies who were vital to the success of the D-Day Invasion and ultimate defeat of the Nazis. Rose personalizes the women (and a number of their male counterparts) and details their exploits in a way that makes for an "edge of your seat" read. This book would be of general interest, and I can imagine young people would find it engaging as well. Book groups would find much to discuss. I'm really grateful to the author for making these women and this time in history come alive.
  • Constance C. (Bristol, RI)
    Wonderful brave women
    D-Day Girls is a well researched and written book. These are fascinating and very brave women. These were the women of Churchill's Special Operations Executive. Not everyone was in favor of sending women behind the lines, parachuting with Nazis controlling France. They were very highly trained and blended in with the locals, displaying great courage. Wiring info to London. The author has written a book for history lovers who will just enjoy reading and admiring all of these women.
  • Leah L. (Lawrence, NY)
    A new and engaging twist to World War II
    Sarah Rose's D-Day Girls is a worthwhile addition to the tsunami of both fiction and non-fiction about World War II that has proliferated and continues to do so. The war had to be "turned around" and with necessity being the mother of invention, some of the Allies recruited and trained women.

    Rose's engaging book, which will undoubtedly make for a great movie, is meticulously researched through a plethora of sources, including primary interviews. The reader not only gets the facts but also is invited into the "heads" of the key characters so you connect with them and feel what they felt.

    Rose depicts the anti-Semitism within the ranks and how the Jewish recruits were perceived and treated. The contemporary relevance is remarkable.

    D-Day Girls is one ambitious piece of writing and Rose has done it well. She has uncovered a piece of history that hitherto had been concealed.
  • Charlene M. (Myrtle Beach, SC)
    A fascinating glimpse into the creation of SOE, Winston Churchill's okaying of using women as spies, the heroics of these female guerrillas, the horrific mistakes made by some mission leaders since this was never done before, all in preparation for D-Day. Sarah Rose's D-Day Girls is methodically researched, beautifully written. A true life spy thriller. As I read D-Day Girls I was continually referring to Google. Historical fiction at it's best.
  • Dorothy H. (Folsom, CA)
    Women Resistance WWII True Tales
    This is a true recounting of British women that went to France and fought in the Resistance, some returned after the war others not so fortunate. Reads like historical fiction. There are footnotes for each chapter that provide a bit more detail. Many sources are noted if one wishes to do additional research . Easy to read, kept my attention.
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)
    It is very difficult to say you would like this is hard to read about a war and torture and not recoil. Yet the stories of these incredibly brave women should be told, and honored.

    The book is well researched and well written. Recommended.
  • Janine S. (Wyoming, MI)
    Interesting perspective on WWII
    D-Day Girls provides an interesting perspective on WWII by focusing on the contributions of women to the preparations for D-Day. The book takes the reader from the decision (somewhat difficult for the men of Britain) to employ women as undercover agents in the war effort, to the conclusion of the war when these valiant women were recognized for their efforts (though not on the same level as the men who performed the same things as the women - women's equality was not a "thing" in 1946!). Details about what it took to organize a resistance group, receive supplies to sabotage important supplies lines, coordinating and executing the sabotage, and the courage after capture to endure the gruesome interrogation as well as the captivity is awe inspiring. The author provides insightful historical information that serves to integrate how the women's undercover efforts played into events and activities occurring simultaneous to what they were doing or experiencing. This book is an important contribution to understanding what it took to execute D-Day and how women contributed to it. It was a good read and a book I would recommend.

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