By Susan Ottaway
The amazing real tale of British specific brokers Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked every little thing to struggle for freedom through the moment international War.
When aged recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little outdated woman was once a embellished WWII conflict hero. Volunteering to serve for British intelligence at age 21, Eileen was once published to Nazi-occupied France to ship encoded messages of the most important value for the Allies, until eventually her catch through the Gestapo.
Eileen was once no longer the single agent in her family—-her sister Jacqueline used to be a courier for the French resistance. whereas Jacqueline narrowly kept away from arrest, Eileen used to be tortured by way of the Nazis, then despatched to the notorious Ravensbrück women's focus camp. Astonishingly, this imaginitive younger lady finally escaped her captors and located her approach to the advancing American army.
In this notable precise tale of triumph and tragedy, Susan Ottaway unveils the key lives of 2 sisters who sacrificed themselves to guard their state.
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A Cool and Lonely Courage by Susan Ottaway