WORLD WAR II

The French Resistance

D - E

Daily Mail (London). "After 65 Years in the Shadows, the Indian Heroine of Churchill's Elite SOE Spy Network Is to Be Recognised with a Statue in London." 4 Jan. 2011. [http://www.dailymail.co.uk]

Noor Inayat Khan was the "first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France." Working for SOE's F (France) Section, she was the radio operator (codename "Madeleine") for the "Prosper" resistance network in Paris, until "she was betrayed and captured." She was "executed at Dachau concentration camp on September 13, 1944, aged just 30.... [H]er bravery is ... to be permanently recognised in England with a bronze bust in central London, close to the Bloomsbury house where she lived as a child." See Basu, Spy Princess (2006); and Fuller, Born for Sacrifice (1957).

Dainville, A. de. "Une Resistance Militaire 1940-1944: La Naissance de L'O.R.A. Ses Problems et son Activite en 1944." Revue Historique des Armees 3 (1974): 11-36. [Calder]

Dank, Milton. The French Against the French: Collaboration and Resistance. hiladelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1974. London: Cassell, 1978.

Kirkus Review (1974): The author "shows that 'collaboration' meant anything from minimal cooperation with the bosch to exultation at the prospect of France integrated into Germany's New Order. Similarly, the Resistance was never one and indivisible.... Insofar as they were eventually united into an effective sabotage network, it was Jean Moulin, the erstwhile prefect of Chartres, dropped into the Vichy zone with a half million francs and a mission, who was to perform this near-impossible task."

De Benouville, Guillain. Tr., Lawrence Goldtree Blochman. The Unknown Warriors: A Personal Account of the French Resistance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949.

de la Marck, David de Young. "De Gaulle, Colonel Passy and British Intelligence, 1940-42." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 21-40.

André Dewavrin (nom de guerre Colonel Passy) headed Free France's intelligence and subversion services, the Bureau central de renseignements et d'action (BCRA), but "was dependent on" British intelligence services, specifically SIS and SOE. De Gaulle's relationship with Dewavrin and with British intelligence "was defined by an obsessive need for political control, which only served to poison the otherwise good relations of the BCRA with SIS and SOE." See, André Dewavrin, Souvenirs, 3 vols. (Monte Carlo: R. Solar, 1947-1951).

De Pauw, Linda Grant. Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

de Vomécourt, Philippe. Who Lived to See the Day: France in Arms 1940-45. London : Hutchinson, 1961. An Army of Amateurs. New York: Doubleday, 1961.

Capet notes that this work is about the SOE as seen by the French Resistance.

Dewavrin, André [Colonel Passy]. Souvenirs. 3 vols. Monte Carlo: R. Solar, 1947-1951.

Dewavrin died on 20 December 1998 at the age of 87. See his obituary: "Colonel Passy: De Gaulle's Wartime Spy Chief Who Continued to Court Controversy," Telegraph (London), 25 Dec. 1998. See also, Jonkers, AFIO WIN 5-99, 3 Feb. 1999.

Clark comment: Using the nom de guerre of Passy, Dewavrin managed Charles de Gaulle's Free French intelligence services and organized the Resistance in France. See, David de Young de la Marck, "De Gaulle, Colonel Passy and British Intelligence, 1940-42," Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 21-40.

Dewavrin died on 20 December 1998 at the age of 87. See his obituary: "Colonel Passy: De Gaulle's Wartime Spy Chief Who Continued to Court Controversy," Telegraph (London), 25 Dec. 1998. See also, Jonkers, AFIO WIN 5-99, 3 Feb. 1999.

Ehrlich, Blake. The Resistance: France, 1940-1945. Boston: Little, Brown, 1965. New York: Signet, 1965. [pb]

From http://books.google.com: "Reconstructs Underground and Free French Army actions, intrigues and rivalries, from the fall of France on June 25, 1940 to the liberation of Paris in August, 1944."

Escott, Beryl E. Mission Improbable: A Salute to Air Women of the SOE in Wartime France. London: Patrick Stephens, 1991.

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