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Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue / Kathryn J. Atwood.

Atwood, Kathryn J. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781569768525 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1569768528 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : 2011.

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Summary, etc.:
Organized by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to perform extremely dangerous acts against the Nazis during World War II. The 26 profiles bring to life courageous women such 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. The profiles are written using dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Each profile includes one or more informative sidebars and is followed by a list of relevant books, websites, and films, making it an attractive resource for teachers, parents, and libraries.
Target Audience Note:
1180 Lexile.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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