A review of
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
Hardback: Crown, 2019
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Reviewed by Emily Joy Stroble
“Dear Madam,” begins the letter received by Mrs. Odette Sansom in Sarah Rose’s thrilling and detailed account of female spies who laid the groundwork for the allied invasion of France in World War II.
The letter continues: “your name has been passed to me with the suggestion that you have qualifications and information which may be of value in this stage of the war effort.” In other words, Odette Sansom, the French wife of a British soldier and mother of two had what might be called, “a particular skill set.”