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Code Name Pauline
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By Pearl Witherington Cornioley, Edited by Kathryn Atwood

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Published Aug 2013

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences#&8212;from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family#&8217;s harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in#&160;a wheat field#&160;from enemy fire#&8212;each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix#&160;of original unedited interview extracts#&8212;including Pearl#&8217;s fianc#&233; Henri#&8217;s story#&8212;and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl#&8217;s personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age.
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