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The Resource The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance, by Don Mitchell

The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance, by Don Mitchell

Label
The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance
Title
The lady is a spy
Title remainder
Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance
Statement of responsibility
by Don Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed to France. In a country divided between freedom and fascism, Virginia was determined to do her part for the Allies. An ordinary woman from Baltimore, Maryland, she dove into the action, first joining a French ambulance unit and later becoming an undercover agent for both the British Special Operations Executive and the US Office of Strategic Services. Working as a spy in the intelligence network, she made her way to Vichy, coordinating Resistance movements, assisting in the sabotage of Nazis, and rescuing downed Allied soldiers. She passed in plain sight of the enemy, and soon found herself being hunted by the Gestapo. But Virginia cleverly evaded discovery and death, often through bold feats and daring escapes. Her covert operations, efforts with the Resistance, and risky work as a wireless telegraph operator greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Don
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8673092
  • B
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 and up
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
G59 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goillot, Virginia
  • Goillot, Virginia
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Women spies
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage, American
  • Espionage, American
  • Secret service
  • Spies
  • Underground movements, War
  • Women spies
  • Europe
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance, by Don Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia Hall's war -- The fighting blade -- Student of Europe -- State Department years -- The gathering storm -- Wartime London: wearing life like a loose garment -- The new recruit -- Virginia's intelligence circle -- Wartime France through a spy's eyes -- Taking care of British agents -- Abbé Alesch: friend or foe? -- The river is rising: Virginia's final days in Lyon -- Virginia's escape -- On the sidelines in Spain -- The OSS : America's wartime spy service -- The great adventure: Virginia's return to France -- Setting up shop -- Virginia transfers to OSS -- Supporting D-Day and operations in the Haute-Loire -- Virginia goes her own way -- Rafael and Hemon fall from the sky -- Hoping for a final mission -- The Austria mission -- A final accounting -- The true story of Abbé Alesch -- Recognition -- Cold warrior at the CIA -- A new beginning -- Retirement
Control code
on1034621511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780545936125
Lccn
2018037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1034621511
  • (OCoLC)1034621511
Label
The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance, by Don Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia Hall's war -- The fighting blade -- Student of Europe -- State Department years -- The gathering storm -- Wartime London: wearing life like a loose garment -- The new recruit -- Virginia's intelligence circle -- Wartime France through a spy's eyes -- Taking care of British agents -- Abbé Alesch: friend or foe? -- The river is rising: Virginia's final days in Lyon -- Virginia's escape -- On the sidelines in Spain -- The OSS : America's wartime spy service -- The great adventure: Virginia's return to France -- Setting up shop -- Virginia transfers to OSS -- Supporting D-Day and operations in the Haute-Loire -- Virginia goes her own way -- Rafael and Hemon fall from the sky -- Hoping for a final mission -- The Austria mission -- A final accounting -- The true story of Abbé Alesch -- Recognition -- Cold warrior at the CIA -- A new beginning -- Retirement
Control code
on1034621511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780545936125
Lccn
2018037755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1034621511
  • (OCoLC)1034621511

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