The remarkable true story of SOE heroine Elaine Madden, told for the first time
After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden s quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos of Dunkirk, where she flees disguised as a British soldier, into the London Blitz, where she finally begins to discover herself. Recruited to T Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a "fast courier," she is parachuted back to the country of her birth to undertake a top secret political mission and help speed its liberation from Nazi oppression. Elaine Madden never claimed to be a heroine, but her story proves otherwise. Its centerpiece war service as one of only two women SOE agents parachuted into enemy-occupied Belgium is just one episode in an extraordinary real-life drama of highs and lows, love, loss, and betrayal. Relayed to the author in the final years of her life, Elaine s true story of courage and humor in testing times is more intriguing, more compelling than fiction."
I Heard My Country Calling
History Press Limited, The
Elaine Madden, the Unsung Heroine of the SOE
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