Women Heroes Of World War Ii: 26 Stories Of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, & Rescue
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Bringing to life such courageous women as Nora Baker, a princess who became a pilot and an essential part of the French Resistance; Elvira Chaudoir, a party-girl double agent whoalmost single-handedly prevented an additional 15,000 German soldiers from reaching the beaches of Normandy; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations, these 26 profiles provide refreshing images of women as war heroes. The engaging and suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States are told through the use of dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and Learn More” lists of relevant books, Web sites, films, and more, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.
- Publication Date:
- CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
- 40 b/w photos
- Country of origin:
- 208 pages, 40 b/w photos
- Dimensions (mm):
- 230 x 155