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Women heroes of World War II : 32 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue / Kathryn J. Atwood.

By: Atwood, Kathryn J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.): Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review, 2019Edition: Second edition.Description: xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781641600064; 1641600063.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Women | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movementsGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 940.53092/525
Contents:
Germany. Sophie Scholl ; Maria von Maltzan ; Melitta von Stauffenberg -- Poland. Irene Gut ; Irena Sendler ; Stefania Podgorska -- France. Marie-Madeleine Fourcade ; Andree Virot ; Josephine Baker ; Magda Trocme ; Marthe Hoffnung -- The Netherlands. Diet Eman ; Hannie Schaft ; Johtje Vos ; Carrie ten Boom -- Belgium. Andree de Johngh ; Hortense Daman ; Fernande Keufgens -- Denmark. Monica Wichfeld ; Ebba Lund -- Great Britain. Noor Inayat Khan ; Nancy Wake ; Pearl Witherington ; Hannah Senesh -- The United States. Virginia Hall ; Muriel Phillips ; Marlene Dietrich ; Maria Gulovich ; Martha Gellhorn ; Hazel Ying Lee -- The Soviet Union. Zoya Kosodemyanskaya -- Anna Yegorova.
Summary: In this expanded edition, readers will encounter six new profiles of amazing women, as well as a new section on the Soviet Union. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages to the Resistance. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work -- sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's involvement provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile.
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Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages to the Resistance. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. Soviet pilot Anna Yegorova flew missions against the Germans on the Eastern Front in an all-male regiment, eventually becoming a squadron leader. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. Thirty-two engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, the United States and, in this expanded edition, the Soviet Union, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-330) and index.

Germany. Sophie Scholl ; Maria von Maltzan ; Melitta von Stauffenberg -- Poland. Irene Gut ; Irena Sendler ; Stefania Podgorska -- France. Marie-Madeleine Fourcade ; Andree Virot ; Josephine Baker ; Magda Trocme ; Marthe Hoffnung -- The Netherlands. Diet Eman ; Hannie Schaft ; Johtje Vos ; Carrie ten Boom -- Belgium. Andree de Johngh ; Hortense Daman ; Fernande Keufgens -- Denmark. Monica Wichfeld ; Ebba Lund -- Great Britain. Noor Inayat Khan ; Nancy Wake ; Pearl Witherington ; Hannah Senesh -- The United States. Virginia Hall ; Muriel Phillips ; Marlene Dietrich ; Maria Gulovich ; Martha Gellhorn ; Hazel Ying Lee -- The Soviet Union. Zoya Kosodemyanskaya -- Anna Yegorova.

In this expanded edition, readers will encounter six new profiles of amazing women, as well as a new section on the Soviet Union. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages to the Resistance. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work -- sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's involvement provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part I Germany (p. 9)
  • The White Rose (p. 14)
  • The Countess Who Hid Jews (p. 24)
  • The Plot to Kill Hitler (p. 31)
  • Part II Poland (p. 41)
  • "Only a Young Girl" (p. 45)
  • Life in a Jar (p. 53)
  • The Teen Who Hid Thirteen (p. 59)
  • Part III France (p. 67)
  • "Only a Woman" (p. 71)
  • Agent Rose (p. 78)
  • Spy Singer (p. 85)
  • Wife, Mother, Teacher, Rescuer (p. 92)
  • "Do I Look Like a Spy?" (p. 99)
  • Part IV The Netherlands (p. 109)
  • Courier for the Dutch Resistance (p. 114)
  • The Symbol of the Resistance (p. 122)
  • A Group Effort (p. 129)
  • Watchmaker, Rescuer, Reconciler (p. 136)
  • Part V Belgium (p. 145)
  • The Comet Line (p. 149)
  • Partisan Courier (p. 155)
  • The Teen with the Bold Voice (p. 161)
  • Part VI Denmark (p. 167)
  • Irish Heroine of the Danish Resistance (p. 171)
  • The Girl with the Red Cap (p. 178)
  • Part VII Great Britain (p. 185)
  • Royal Agent (p. 190)
  • The White Mouse (p. 197)
  • The Courier Who Became a Leader (p. 204)
  • British Paratrooper (p. 212)
  • Part VIII The United States (p. 223)
  • The Most Dangerous Allied Agent (p. 227)
  • U.S. Army Nurse (p. 234)
  • "The Only Important Thing" (p. 243)
  • Slovak for the OSS (p. 251)
  • War Correspondent (p. 259)
  • American Flygirl (p. 268)
  • Part IX "The Soviet Union (p. 279)
  • Partisan Hero (p. 285)
  • Soviet Pilot (p. 295)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 305)
  • Glossary (p. 309)
  • Notes (p. 314)
  • Bibliography (p. 325)
  • Index (p. 331)