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"Jacqueline, " pioneer heroine of the resistance
King, Stella.
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London : Arms and Armour, 1989.
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424 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Central Library D810.S8 R845 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Yvonne Rudellat, a Frenchwoman living in England, was the first female field agent trained by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. In July 1942, Rudellat was flown from England to Gibraltar; and from there she was taken by boat to the coast of France where she was met by a resistance group. She and a fellow agent set up their own resistance unit in the area of southern Touraine in central France. They sabotaged rail lines and trains carrying military supplies and took part in approximately 20 parachute drops of agents and munitions. Rudellat eventually was shot and captured. Fellow agents failed in attempts to rescue her from a hospital and she was later moved to Ravensbruck concentration camp, then to Bergen-Belsen where she died after the camp was liberated by the Allies. This biography, a tribute to a remarkable person, reads like a fast-paced spy novel. Index. ~--George Cohen

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