World War II


K - Z

Katona, Edith Zukermanova, with Patrick Macnaghten. Codename Marianne: An Autobiography. London: Collins & Harvill, 1976. New York: McKay, 1976.

Constantinides suggests that this story of a Czech who served as an agent for French military intelligence against the Italians between 1938 and 1942 is of "little consequence."

King, Stella. "Jacqueline": Pioneer Heroine of the Resistance. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1990.

Knight, Frida. The French Resistance, 1940-1944. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1975.

In a review marred by decidedly class-struggle, pro-Soviet verbiage, Rothstein, Labour Monthly (Jun. 1976), notes that the author worked in the Resistance, was captured and imprisoned by the Nazis, escaped, and made her way to London where she worked in de Gaulle's headquarters.

Litoff, Judy Barrett, ed. and intro. An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2006

From publisher: "Litoff brings together two rare documents" written by Virginia (Roush) d'Albert-Lake -- her "diary of wartime France until her capture in 1944 and her prison memoir written immediately after the war." Viginia and her husband, Philippe d'Albert-Lake, joined the Resistance in 1943. She "put her life in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later survived a Nazi prison camp. After the war, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur and the Medal of Honor. She died in 1997."

Miller, Gene E. [SFC/USA] "MI Corps Hall of Fame: Virginia Hall." Military Intelligence 20, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994): 44-45.

Paine, Lauran. Mathilde Carré, Double Agent. London: Hale, 1976.

Carré was actually a triple agent, working successively for the French underground, the German Abwehr, and SOE. She is best known in popular literature by one of her underground codenames, "Cat." See also, Carré, J'ai été la chatte (1959); and Young, The Cat With Two Faces (1957).

Rossiter, Margaret. Women in the Resistance. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Shiber, Etta. Paris Underground. New York: Scribner, 1943.

See Karen Abbott's post on Smithsonian Magazine's Blog (at: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/05/i-was-looking-forward-to-a-quiet-old-age/) for the story of this American widow's contribution to getting trapped British soldiers out of occupied France. Arrested by the Gestapo in 1940, she was exchanged for a German national in 1942.

Wake, Nancy. The White Mouse: Autobiography of the Woman the Gestapo Called the White Mouse. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1985.

Weitz, Margaret Collins. Sisters in the Resistance: The Women's War to Free France. New YorK: John Wiley, 1995.

Woolsey, R. James, Doyle Larson [MAJGEN/USAF (Ret.)], and Linda Zall. "Honoring Two World War II Heroes: Prestigious Intelligence Rewards." Studies in Intelligence 38, no. 5 (1995): 27-36.

Woolsey, Larson, and Zall remarks at 27 October 1993 ceremony at CIA Headquarters honoring R.V. Jones and Jeannie (Rousseau) de Clarens.

Young, George Gordon. The Cat With Two Faces: The Most Amazing Spy Story of the Second World War. New York: Coward-McCann, 1957. London: Putnam, 1957.

Constantinides: "The Cat" was Mathilde Carré, who as mistress of her Abwehr case officer, Hugo Bleicher, was involved in the destruction of the Inter-Allié Resistance network. See also, Carré, J'ai été la chatte (1959); and Paine, Mathilde Carré, Double Agent (1976).

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