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I write historical fiction, mostly around World War Two. These images are part of my research. If you'd like to follow along as I discover more about this perio
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Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

SOE agents Didi Nearne: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Vera Atkins (real name Vera-May Rosenberg) was recruited by the spymaster known as Intrepid—Canadian business man William Stephesen—at the age of twenty-three and before the outbreak of World War II found herself fighting along side American, Canadian and British civilians to derail the dangers of the Third Reich. By the mid-1930s she was already an experienced spy, currying and sending information to both President Roosevelt and Churchill. When the Second World War finally broke out in…

demons: “ Vera Atkins (real name Vera-May Rosenberg) was recruited by the spymaster known as Intrepid—Canadian business man William Stephesen—at the age of twenty-three and before the outbreak of.

Nancy Wake, British Agent/Spy

A Fond Farewell for Nancy Wake

She was betrayed by a double agent, ‘Colonel Henri’ in April 1943 ...

Odette Sansom 1912 – 1995 – French / British spy who worked as an SOE operative in occupied France. Captured and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, but survived the war.

"Anthropologist Germaine Tillion was a commander in the French Resistance network of Musée de l'Homme in Paris. Her missions included helping prisoners escape and organising intelligence for allied forces. Betrayed by a priest, she was sent to Ravensbrück, with her mother. In 1973, she published Ravensbruck, detailing both her experiences as well as her research into the functioning of the camps, movements of prisoners, administrative operations and crimes committed by the SS."

Caroline's friend anthropologist Germaine Tillion, a commander in the French Resistance network, arrested and sent to Ravensbruck.

The real "Rosie the Riveter" Geraldine Hoof Doyle: The Real "WE CAN DO IT!" Poster Girl.  "Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 – December 26, 2010) was the real-life model for the World War II era “We Can Do It” posters, an embodiment of the iconic World War II character Rosie the Riveter.

Geraldine Doyle, "Rosie the Riveter". Geraldine Doyle was the inspiration behind the famous "Rosie the Riveter" poster.

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD.  The eyes of War, WWI

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD. The eyes of War, WWI

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper un ^

World War II resistant woman fighter - Paris,1940s photograph the New York Public Library Picture Collection

World War II French Resistance fighter - Paris.

Girls Drill for Poison Gas Attack: Gas-Mask Parade in Tokyo, by Masao Horino 1936-1939 (KO)

Girls Drill for Poison Gas Attack: Gas-Mask Parade in Tokyo, by Masao Horino (KO) (Creepy)