Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

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Chicago Review Press, Mar 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 272 pages
Bringing to life such courageous women as Noor Inayat Khan, a radio operator who parachuted into occupied France and transferred crucial messages; Johtje Vos, the Dutch housewife who hid Jews in her home and was repeatedly interrogated by the Gestapo; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance work—sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations—these 26 profiles provide refreshing images of women as war heroes.      The engaging and suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States are told through the use of dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and “Learn More” lists of relevant books, Web sites, films, and more, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.
 

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User Review  - taravanh - LibraryThing

Women Heroes of World War II was a very informative and interesting book. I've read a lot of books about the holocaust victims of world war II but this is the first book I've read about the women ... Read full review

I love it! For all ages!

User Review  - Sammy - Christianbook.com

This book is for people of all ages. It features 26 courageous women who fought Hitler during WWII. A few of those include Corrie ten Boom, Irena Sendler, Irene Gut, and Diet Eman (A Dutch Christian ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Germany
9
Part II Poland
31
Part III France
57
Part IV The Netherlands
89
Part V Belgium
125
Part VI Denmark
147
Part VII Great Britain
165
Part VIII The United States
193
Acknowledgments
239
Glossary
241
Notes
247
Bibliography
255
Index
259
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Kathryn J. Atwood is an educator and writer. She has contributed to Midwest Book Review; PopMatters.com; War, Literature, and the Arts; and Women's Independent Press. She lives in Forest Park, Illinois.

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