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Sisters, Secrets And Sacrifice (2013)

by Susan Ottaway(Favorite Author)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 4
0007493053 (ISBN13: 9780007493050)
Harper Element
review 1: This is the true story of a woman who died in Torquay in 2010--whereupon it was discovered that she and her sister had both been secret operatives in Nazi-occupied France. Eileen "Didi" Nearne was only 19 when she traveled to England to make this sacrifice. It is too often tritely said of books, but Didi and Jacqueline's bravery will truly inspire you. This is a page turner and a thrilling example of the heights to which faith and dedication can take a human being--even while all around her human behavior ranges from the incompetent to the mind-boggingly evil. Good stuff!
review 2: A well researched and nicely written biography of two sisters who joined the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in World War 2. It begins with the death of the younger one, w
... moreho dies alone and undiscovered for some time in the coastal town of Torquay in Devon. Eventually her story is unravelled, her neighbours not knowing about her background, but there are people who do. A good piece of work, giving some interesting insights into the work of the SOE and recommended to anyone interested in military and intelligence agency history, and the selfless contribution to the war effort by seemingly ordinary people. less
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What a moving true story of Jacqueline and Eileen the sisters who bravely gave so much
Very interesting. Recommend if you like this war espionage stuff...
What a very moving book indeed
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