Espionage is not just a man's game, and as long as there has been conflict, there have been female agents behind the scenes. In Belgium and northern France in 1914-18 there were several thousand women actively working against the Kaiser's forces occupying their homelands, while in World War II, women of many nations opposed the Nazis, facing possible execution. Yet, many of those women did not have the right to vote for a government or even open a bank account. So why did they do it? This history explores the lives and the motivations of the women of many races and social classes who have risked their lives as secret agents, and celebrates their intelligence, strength, and courage.
Agente: Female Secret Agents in World Wars, Cold Wars and Civil Wars
Author: Douglas Boyd.