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Title: Code Name: Lise
Authors: Loftis, Larry
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 278
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: The year is 1942 and Odette Sansom - code name Lise - lands in occupied France to start work as an SOE agent. Hunted relentlessly by the Nazis, Odette completes mission after mission, rapidly becoming Britain's most valuable military asset. Despite being captured, starved and tortured in the horrifying death camps, Odette's iron resilience never yields.

This is the true story of an extraordinary spy, an unbreakable woman, and Britain's most highly decorated agent of the Second World War.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Anyone who has an interest in espionage, biographies or British/European history of the period would find this book fascinating."

"I have read the original biography of Odette and this book elaborates on some aspects of the original due to access to German documents."

"Odette has been an iconic character in British history and this book largely does her justice."

"The author built and maintained tension and suspense well."

"I would have liked to know more about the effects of their mother's choices on her children."

"Despite growing up with tales of this woman, I knew nothing of her vicissitudes after the war or why my mother seemed vaguely disapproving of her."

"This is an interesting and worthwhile account, well worth sharing."

"Anyone who has an interest in espionage, biographies or British/European history of the period would find this book fascinating."
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, War theme, Historical, Morals/Ethics, Europe, England, 2021 Titles

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