Brighton's Secret Agents: The Brighton & Hove Contribution to Britain's WW2 Special Operation's Ex (Paperback)Paul McCue (author)
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Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 234 x 170 mm
"In 1942, Jacqueline Nearne was invited to interview at the War Office in London for what she hoped would be a translator job. Although the 26-year-old was born in Brighton, England, she'd grown up in France, and was fluent in both languages. Nearne must have been startled when the interviewer asked how she felt about parachuting from an airplane, or if she'd consider taking a job that offered only a 50/50 chance of survival. She hadn't realized it when she'd entered the room, but she was being considered for a job with the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a new wartime secret service established in 1940. SOE liked to think outside the box when looking for recruits, and its secret agents included taxi drivers, shop clerks, racecar drivers, school teachers, a Chilean actress, and an American female journalist with a wooden leg."--Air and Space Magazine
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