Title: Women Heroes of World War II: 32 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue [Second Edition with more Stories]
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 2 PM
There will be a musical accompaniment of tunes of the time by Kathy and her husband, John Atwood.
In this expanded edition, readers will encounter six new profiles of amazing women, as well as a new section on the Soviet Union. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages to the Resistance. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work—sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country’s involvement provide a framework for better understanding each woman’s unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile.
About the Author
Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War I, Women Heroes of World War II—Pacific Theater,and Courageous Women of the Vietnam War as well as the editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent. Muriel Phillips Engelman, author of the memoir, Mission Accomplished: Stop the Clock, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and was later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Engelman continues to speak to students and organizations about her wartime experiences.