Madame Fourcade's Secret War. Written By: Lynne Olson.
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Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying bombs; using chaff to confuse radar; and many other ingenious ideas and devices.
Jones was the man with the plan to save Britain and his story makes for riveting reading.
Please enter five or nine numbers for the postcode. Overall this is a great book. In fact, as others have said, it is in many ways essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the British war effort. Era see all Era. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Good read, but Kindle version missing many diagrams and photos I'm annoyed that the electronic transcription of this book excludes about half the photographs.
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