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The Resource Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent, Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood

Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent, Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood

Label
Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent
Title
Code name Pauline
Title remainder
memoirs of a World War II special agent
Statement of responsibility
Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire--each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts--including Pearl's fiance; Henri's story--and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl's personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age"--
  • "The as yet unpublished memoirs for young adults of the only female SOE agent to lead a French Resistance network during World War II"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornioley, Pearl Witherington
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8641092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
C626 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Larroque, Hervé
  • Atwood, Kathryn J.
Series statement
Women of action
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cornioley, Pearl Witherington
  • Cornioley, Pearl Witherington
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent, Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Difficult Childhood -- Courtship with Henri Cornioley -- Escape from France -- Training and Preparation in the Ranks of the SOE -- Parachuting into Occupied France -- Courier Missions, Code Names, and Covers -- The Michelin Factory Affair -- Arrest of a Resistance Leader -- The Battle of Les Souches -- Organizing the Maquis -- Into the Forest -- Postwar Life -- Righting Wrongs -- Conclusion -- Epilogue by Raymond Billard, "Gaspard"
Control code
ocn818318394
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 184 pages
Isbn
9781613744871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013008734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818318394
  • (Sirsi) a1767963
Label
Code name Pauline : memoirs of a World War II special agent, Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Difficult Childhood -- Courtship with Henri Cornioley -- Escape from France -- Training and Preparation in the Ranks of the SOE -- Parachuting into Occupied France -- Courier Missions, Code Names, and Covers -- The Michelin Factory Affair -- Arrest of a Resistance Leader -- The Battle of Les Souches -- Organizing the Maquis -- Into the Forest -- Postwar Life -- Righting Wrongs -- Conclusion -- Epilogue by Raymond Billard, "Gaspard"
Control code
ocn818318394
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 184 pages
Isbn
9781613744871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013008734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818318394
  • (Sirsi) a1767963

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