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D-Day Girls
D-Day Girls: The Untold Story of the Female Spies Who Helped Win World War Two | Sarah Rose
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The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II
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MellieAntoinette
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“Through France passes our shortest route to the heart of Germany.

[To get there,] Churchill put [his] faith in targeted raids and resistance...[calling them] ‘butcher and bolt‘ operations.

Code name: D-Day.

Le Jour J.”

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MellieAntoinette
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“It was the 1,043rd day if the world‘s worst war.”

Jiminy Cricket, I‘m hooked!

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suzisteffen
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One hell of a book to read in conjunction with A Woman of No Importance (I super wonder how these two researchers got on, ahem). So much in here about everything from Britain‘s anti-Semitism at the beginning of the war (thinking Jewish refugees might be Vichy spies?!?!!!) to Charles de Gaulle‘s post-war anti-British mythmaking ... and a lot more. Masterful literary nonfiction touches, built on excellent archival research. 5⭐️. #history #WWII

TrishB The cover and the title of this book really put me off, but your review has really made me rethink! Stacked. 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds good 1mo
suzisteffen @TrishB yes “girls” WHY?!?! But the book itself is definitely solid, and as I said, read together with “A Woman of No Importance” (and Susan Elia MacNeal‘s Maggie Hope series, TBH) is super informative. I might‘ve overpraised in last night‘s review; let‘s say 4.5 stars. 😂 1mo
suzisteffen @Crazeedi I definitely liked it! 1mo
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suzisteffen
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Also just starting this one, more #WWII #history of women spies. (This is nonfiction; one wonders if The Alice Network is based on the same people?)

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Tex2Flo I‘m about done with the “lies” and “liars” titles too. 2mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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Follow.my.read
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75 years after D-Day we remember all the sacrifices made..

Crazeedi Amen, the service was inspiring, the stories of the men were just humbling, made me cry 2mo
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History of a small group of women who became spies and organized resistance in preparation for the allied invasion on D-Day. Very readable, good intro to the topic. Timely. Nazis are still evil, people!! We always need to be fighting them. https://cannonballread.com/2019/05/d-day-girls-elcicco/

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Follow.my.read
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My rainy Memorial Day weekend is all booked up!!!

Tamra My kinda plans! 3mo
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ablachly
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Release day! I've been waiting for this one...

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quirkyreader
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Thank you @Crownpublishing @PenguinPublishing @PenguinRandomCa @penguinusa for this book. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2699454936?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

This book comes out in April, 2019, so keep your eyes peeled.

Mdargusch I love the cover! Sounds great! 6mo
AlaMich @Mdargusch Yes, a very striking cover! 6mo
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quirkyreader
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It‘s ARC time. Thank you @Crownpublishing

LeahBergen Cute slippers! 6mo
quirkyreader Thank you @LeahBergen They came from a Michigan based store called Meijers. 6mo
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