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The never-before-told tale of 1 woman's heroism that modified the process the second one international War

In 1942, the Gestapo despatched out an pressing transmission: "She is the main risky of all Allied spies. We needs to locate and ruin her."

This undercover agent used to be Virginia corridor, a tender American woman--rejected from the overseas carrier as a result of her gender and her prosthetic leg--who talked her means into the undercover agent association deemed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and, ahead of the USA had even entered the warfare, turned the 1st girl to install to occupied France.

Virginia corridor used to be one of many maximum spies in American background, but her tale continues to be untold. simply as she did in Clementine, Sonia Purnell uncovers the pleasing tale of a strong, influential, but shockingly missed heroine of the second one international warfare. At a time whilst sending woman mystery brokers into enemy territory was once nonetheless strictly forbidden, Virginia corridor got here to be referred to as the "Madonna of the Resistance," coordinating a community of spies to explode bridges, file on German troop activities, set up gear drops for Resistance brokers, and recruit and educate guerilla warring parties. at the same time her face coated sought after posters all through Europe, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She eventually escaped along with her existence in a grueling hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her hide blown, and her affiliates all imprisoned or achieved. yet, adamant that she had "more lives to save," she dove again in once she may perhaps, organizing forces to sabotage enemy traces and again up Allied forces touchdown on Normandy shorelines. informed with Purnell's signature perception and novelistic flare, A lady of No Importance is the breathtaking tale of the way one woman's fierce patience helped win the war.

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