Mission France

Despite the deserved praise for Special Operations Executive members Violette Szabo and Noor Inayat Khan, many of its other agents are forgotten. Kate Vigurs here attempts to redress the balance, looking at the widely varying experiences of all 39 women who undertook such daring missions.

 Mission France: the true history of the women of SOE
 Kate Vigurs
 Yale University Press, £20 (hbk)
 ISBN 978-0300208573