Code Name: Lise
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This is the story of an amazing woman and the cover (title) gives you a hint of what she and this book is all about. She was born in France, but when her father died in the first World War, followed by the Nazi occupation of France in the second World War when she had moved to the "safety" of England, she became convinced that she should follow in her father's heroic footsteps and work in the interest of her home country as well as her adopted country. The training that she endured was far beyond what I feel that I could have survived. The multiple attempts to move into France were harrowing events, but she finally made it. Her spying activities take up the first half of this book, but starting at that time, the rest of the book tells the story of her life as a prisoner of war of the (first of all) German Army and later of the Gestapo in Germany. This is an amazing story of a remarkable heroin of war.
As you might imagine, there are some very brutal stories told in this book. These were stories of what she had to endure as a prisoner of war.