Shadow Warriorsis a fascinating look at the women of the UK and US secret service branches during the Second World War. These were women of enormous cunning and strength of will, and many of the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained untold until now. In a dramatically different tale of espionage and conspiracy in the Second World War, this book unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines in Nazi Occupied Europe.
Sent by the United States' OSS and Britain's SOE into Occupied Europe, these brave women wove a web of resistance groups across the continent. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts that the Germans often placed a bounty of a million Francs on the heads of operatives disrupting their troops. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler's citadel - Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured or killed, even as others were always readied to take their place.
Gordon Thomas, author most recently of Gideon's Spies, Operation Exodus and The Pope's Jews, is recipient of two Mark Twain Society Awards, an Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Citizens Commission for Human Rights Lifetime Achievement Award for Investigative Journalism. Thomas has been published in more than thirty countries and in dozens of different languages. The total sales of his works exceed 45 million copies. Gideon's Spies was made into a major documentary for Channel Four in Britain, which Thomas wrote and narrated, called The Spy Machine. The Observer called The Spy Machine a `clear' picture of Israeli intelligence operations and The Times called it `impressive' and `chilling'. Greg Lewis is a journalist, BAFTA-award winning producer and author of several books, including A Bullet Saved My Life and The Death of Justice.