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date: 18 November 2019

Women agents on active service in Francelocked

(act. 1942–1944)
  • Beryl E. Escott

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Women agents on active service in France (act. 1942–1944), were trained in secrecy from the spring of 1942 to work abroad as agents of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), F section, despite much opposition to the use of women in this field, because of a shortage of suitable men available for the work. Some women were already expert wireless operators, a skill essential for field agents who had to transmit regular requests for supplies from ...

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