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The Resource Her finest hour : the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent, Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell

Her finest hour : the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent, Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell

Label
Her finest hour : the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent
Title
Her finest hour
Title remainder
the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell
Title variation
Heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diana Rowden was a woman of the finest character. As an agent with the Special Operations Executive (SOE), she was dropped into France alongside Noor Inayat Khan and worked in the Resistance stronghold of the Franche-Comte department. Hunted at every turn by the Gestapo, Diana worked tirelessly for the Allied war effort, sabotaging the Nazi-requisitioned Peugeot factory and providing the British military with frequent radio messages. In the ultimate tale of intrigue, Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell relates how Diana's escapades ended up in betrayal by one of her own colleagues, and the final desperation of the concentration camps - murdered by her captors with the end of the war in sight. This full biography, untold until now, attempts for the first time to honour Diana's service to her country. At a time when the use of female spies was controversial and marred by establishment prejudices, Diana's tragic life is here given its full recognition. Although she was later mentioned in Dispatches and awarded an MBE and the Croix de Guerre, this little known individual has all but vanished from the annals of Second World War history. This is a story of a woman who, with a singular bravery and devotion to duty, distinguished herself as one of the SOE's finest agents
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Gabrielle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
R79 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowden, Diana
  • Great Britain
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Her finest hour : the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent, Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days -- War comes to France -- Escaping from France -- The special operations executive -- A wizard time -- Fair stood the wind for France -- Resistance in the Jura -- Betrayal -- Inside the Avenue Foch -- Karlsruhe Prison -- Natzweiler : camp of Hell -- The trial -- Footprints in the sawdust -- A day without sunshine
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xx, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445677163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn957682645
  • (OCoLC)957682645
Label
Her finest hour : the heroic life of Diana Rowden, wartime secret agent, Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days -- War comes to France -- Escaping from France -- The special operations executive -- A wizard time -- Fair stood the wind for France -- Resistance in the Jura -- Betrayal -- Inside the Avenue Foch -- Karlsruhe Prison -- Natzweiler : camp of Hell -- The trial -- Footprints in the sawdust -- A day without sunshine
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xx, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445677163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn957682645
  • (OCoLC)957682645

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