When her medical studies were cut short by the 1914 German invasion, Marthe Mckenna served as a nurse, while she worked as a waitress in the Belgian border town of Roulers. After her father was arrested for suspected "sharpshooting," the multi-lingual Marthe Mckenna was recruited by British Intelligence. In this vivid narrative, Mckenna recounts how she joined with a gallant band of locals, sabotaging enemy phone lines, planting dynamite beneath an ammunition depot, and even instigating an aerial attack on a planned visit by the Kaiser. Sentenced to the firing squad, Mckenna explains here, she survived by the most unlikely of means.
"[Mckenna's] tale is a thrilling one…. I was unable to stop reading it until 4 AM."—Winston Churchill