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  • A House for Spies

  • SIS Operations into Occupied France from a Sussex Farmhouse
  • By: Edward Wake-Walker
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Military
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

An unforgettable history of French intelligence agents and courageous British pilots who risked everything in the fight against Hitler!

From 1941 to 1944, Bignor Manor, a farmhouse in Sussex, provided board and lodging for men and women of the French Resistance before they were flown by moonlight into occupied France. 

Barbara Bertram, whose husband was a conducting officer for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), became hostess for these daring agents and their pilots during their brief stopovers in their house. 

But who were these men and women that passed through the Bertrams' house? 

And what activities did they conduct while in France that meant that so many of them never returned? 

Edward Wake-Walker charts the experiences of numerous agents, such as Gilbert Renault, Christian Pineau, and Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, and the networks of operatives that they created that provided top-secret intelligence on German defenses and naval bases and U-boats, as well as Hitler's devastating new weapons, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs.

©2011 Edward Wake-Walker (P)2020 Tantor

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