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Code name Hélène

Lawhon, Ariel2020
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In 1936 Nancy Wake is a foreign correspondent in Paris who witnesses first-hand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe. When Nancy falls in love with handsome French industrialist and playboy Henri Fiocca, no sooner has she agreed to marry him than the Germans invade France and Nancy takes on her first code name. As Lucienne Carlier Nancy helps smuggle Allied soldiers across borders and earns a nickname from the Gestapo for her remarkable ability to evade capture: the White Mouse. Forced to leave France, Nancy is trained in espionage with an elite special forces group in London and gains a new codename, Hélène. Finally, airdropped back into France with a new mission, Nancy becomes the deadly Madame André. But the closer Frances gets to liberation, the more exposed Nancy - and the people she loves - will become.
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Code name Hélène / Ariel Lawhon.
London : Headline Review, 2020.
450 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm
9781472275394 (hbk)
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