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By Douglas Boyd

overlook the journey tales of James Bond, Kim Philby, Klaus Fuchs and co. – espionage is not only a boys’ game.

As lengthy as there was clash, there were girl brokers backstage. In Belgium and northern France in 1914–18 there have been a number of thousand ladies actively operating opposed to the Kaiser’s forces occupying their homelands. within the moment global warfare, girls of many countries adversarial the Nazis, risking the firing squad or decapitation by way of awl or guillotine. but, a lot of these girls didn't have the best to vote for a central authority or perhaps open a checking account. So why did they do it?

This revealing historical past explores the lives and the motivations of the ladies of many races and social periods who've risked their lives as mystery brokers, and celebrates their intelligence, power and courage.

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