Festival talks by Rick Stroud

42. LONELY COURAGE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE SOE HEROINES WHO FOUGHT TO FREE NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE

Winston Churchill set up the Special Operations Executive in 1940 to assist resistance movements in occupied Europe. Thirty-nine female agents were recruited from all walks of life, ranging from a London shop assistant to a Polish aristocrat. Rick Stroud will tell the spellbinding story of these brave women who were dropped into France and used intelligence, willpower and cunning to help the liberation of Europe.

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