May 25 2020 3 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Olivier Courteaux
Topic: Women Spies in World War ll
Dr. Olivier Courteaux spoke to us about “Atkins Girls,” a group of spies in German-occupied France during World War ll. They were 46 wealthy women in their 20s and 30s – single, married, mothers and widows. They underwent the same gruelling physical and psychological training that male spies did and worked with the French Resistance, undertaking reconnaissance, espionage, and sabotage. It was very dangerous work; only 26 of the original 46 survived.
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