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Women Heroes of World War II 26 Stories of Espionage Sabotage Resistance and Rescue 1 Women of ActionA VOYANonfiction Honor List of World Kindle #214 selection Selection for the Amelia Bloomer Project​​Noor Women Heroes eBook #220 Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and Heroes of World eBook #180 transferred crucial messages Johtje Vos a Dutch housewife hid Jews in her home Heroes of World War II MOBI #190 and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo Law student Hannie Schaft became. I went into Kathryn Atwood’s Women Heroes of World War II hoping the experience would leave me with the same fascination I experienced after watching HBO’s excellent series Band of Brothers While the book does deliver in that regard in some ways I feel like I got so much Atwood paints vivid stills of her twenty six heroines offering up generally their most significant wartime contributions as well as fascinating peeks into each woman’s personality Perhaps my favorite profile is that of Nora Inayat Khan a petite and uite shy British resistance worker who failed miserably early on but came back to become one of the most fierce and determined women in the book At one time the once gentle girl fought violently with the unfortunate Nazi sympathizer sent to arrest her clawing and scratching him so badly that he could only restrain her by putting a gun to her headAtwood’s writing is straightforward and suitable for all ages although it’s clear that the adventure style telling of most stories is designed for younger audiences Some profiles wrap rather uickly but this seems to be a byproduct of Atwood’s desire to keep the book compact than anything else Each story could be and often has been expanded upon to form entire books of their own With that in mind Women Heroes of World War II serves as the perfect primer for those seeking a great introduction to women’s contributions in WWIIThankfully Atwood treats some of the disturbing outcomes of her heroines with a grace that will allow even sensitive readers such as myself to continue Still some of the stories were so moving or unfortunate that they brought a tear to my eye It is always difficult to read of broken families tortures murders and the like no matter how gentle the treatment But Atwood is brilliant in showing that despite the overwhelmingly dark situations these women found themselves in their character moral fortitude and faith made their lives shine so brightly that we can still feel their warmth to this dayMost outcomes are good however Each profile brings something new unexpected or even near miraculous I found myself gut wrenched at times cheering at others and sometimes just generally amazed Atwood has taken my perception of women and their war time contributions from a merely national one to an international one She skillfully illustrates that women abroad often fought two wars one against the ruthless Germans and the other against the sexism so deeply rooted in the culture of that day Thankfully these wonderful women helped win both warsIn Women Heroes of World War II I feel like I got what could be called a “Band of Sisters” It’s about a group of women not bound by a military brigade or battalion but by the greater bond of a common moral code one that impelled them to help those less fortunate than themselves and to sacrifice everything even up to their very lives for the sake of freedom It is an excellent read

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READ ☆ Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue (1) (Women of Action) Ð [Download] ➵ Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue (1) (Women of Action) Author eyltransInvolved 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 Twenty six engaging and suspense filled stories unfold from across Germany Poland the Netherlands France Belgium Denmark Great Britain and the United States providing an inspiring r. Although this book is marketed at teenage audiences it can be read by any age for its examples of heroism Many of the 26 heroines in the book lived to tell their tale but even when they did not being tortured and murdered by the Nazis Atwood treats the subject with respect and discretion so it is suitable to be read by audiences of all ages and sensibilities I would recommend this book particularly for Girl Guiding Groups and girls' book clubsThe book is divided by country with woman heroes from Germany Poland France the Netherlands Belgium Denmark Great Britain and the United States Among the stories are Irena Sendler who helped children escape from the infamous Warsaw Ghetto; Virginia Hall known by the Nazis as Artemis one of their most wanted who had an artificial leg named Cuthbert; and Sophie Scholl the German student beheaded for distributing anti government tractsThese whistle stop tours of their lives hardly give enough information about these wonderful women who stood up to be counted in the face of tyranny but they are inspirational and encourage the reader to use the bibliography at the end to find out It is thoroughly readable and absolutely compelling and is a necessary read to ensure the bravery of these fine women is never forgotten

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Eminder of women and girls refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout historyAn overview of World War II and summaries of each countrys entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each womans uniue circumstances and resources for further learning follow each profile Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any students or history buffs bookshelf. An informative and well written book Although aimed at the younger reader it is suitable for all ages Clearly explained without ever being patronising and immensely readable The courage of these women was beyond belief and must never be forgotten