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I Heard My Country Calling: Elaine Madden, Unsung Heroine of the SOE

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I Heard My Country Calling: Elaine Madden, Unsung Heroine of the SOE

SKU: 9780750994286 Category: Product ID: 134311

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Title: I Heard My Country Calling: Elaine Madden, Unsung Heroine of the SOE
Author: ELLIOTT SUE
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 01/03/2021
Imprint: HISTORY PRESS LTD
Price: $34.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders Fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden's quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos of Dunkirk, where she flees disguised as a British soldier, into the London Blitz, where she finally begins to discover herself. Recruited to T Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a fast courier, she is parachuted back to the country of her birth to undertake a top-secret political mission and help speed its liberation from Nazi oppression. Elaine Madden never claimed to be a heroine, but her story proves otherwise. Its centrepiece war service as one of only two women SOE agents parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium is just one episode in an extraordinary real-life drama of highs and lows, love, loss and betrayal. Relayed to the author in the final years of her life, Elaine s true story of courage and humour in testing times is more intriguing, more compelling than fiction. AUTHOR: Sue Elliot spent 25 years in broadcasting, where latterly she was in demand as a speech- and ghost-writer for senior TV executives. She is the author of “The Children Who Fought Hitler “and “Love Child.” 16 b/w illustrations

ISBN: 9780750994286
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm

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Dimensions 198 × 129 mm