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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. Soviet pilot Anna Yeg 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. Soviet pilot Anna Yegorova flew missions against the Germans on the Eastern Front in an all-male regiment, eventually becoming a squadron leader. 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. Thirty-two engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, the United States and, in this expanded edition, the Soviet Union, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.  An overview of World War II and summaries of each country’s entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman’s unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf. 


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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. Soviet pilot Anna Yeg 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. Soviet pilot Anna Yegorova flew missions against the Germans on the Eastern Front in an all-male regiment, eventually becoming a squadron leader. 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. Thirty-two engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, the United States and, in this expanded edition, the Soviet Union, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.  An overview of World War II and summaries of each country’s entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman’s unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf. 

30 review for Women Heroes of World War II: 32 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cynda

    Last year I had read another book by Kathryn J. Atwood: Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics. A variety of women workers were described in the WWI. By WWII, many more women were participating in the war, some working in espionage, sabotage,resistance, and rescue. A few of the names I recognized, but not most. By reading this book, I gained an overview of women participating in the war. Last year I had read another book by Kathryn J. Atwood: Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics. A variety of women workers were described in the WWI. By WWII, many more women were participating in the war, some working in espionage, sabotage,resistance, and rescue. A few of the names I recognized, but not most. By reading this book, I gained an overview of women participating in the war.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Modisett

    If you love history, you will love this book! Stories of fascinating, brave women heroes from many countries.Unbelievable that any of them survived, some did not. Highly recommend.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Meeker

    What a great collection of stories! I loved learning about the women who contributed so much to WWII. These gutsy, smart and courageous woman broke ground for the women who work in intelligence today. Totally recommend this book. I won a copy of this book in a goodreads giveaway and I will be adding this book to my bookshelf with all of my favorites.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Veronica

    “All evil needs to triumph is for good men [and women] to sit and do nothing."- Sir Edmund Burke. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of passing of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, Kathryn J. Atwood’s book, “Women Heroes of WWII” has been rereleased. Five years ago, after entering into a contest to win the book, the author herself contacted me and offered me a free copy of her book, in exchange for a review. With every book release she’s had, I’ve been offered a complemen “All evil needs to triumph is for good men [and women] to sit and do nothing."- Sir Edmund Burke. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of passing of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, Kathryn J. Atwood’s book, “Women Heroes of WWII” has been rereleased. Five years ago, after entering into a contest to win the book, the author herself contacted me and offered me a free copy of her book, in exchange for a review. With every book release she’s had, I’ve been offered a complementary copy and each time I’ve written a review. So, I was pleased to be contacted again to review “Women Heroes of WWII”’s rerelease. It was fun becoming reacquainted with these amazing women. Written for a young adult audience, a reader of any age will be swept away as they learn about the ladies who followed their consciences and fought against evil. Many of my favorite personal heroines were included: Sophie Scholl, Stefania Podgorska, Irena Sendler, Corrie ten Boom. I have studied their lives and hope through Kathryn’s book, others may come to know about them too. Some of the other, lesser known ladies such as Noor Inayat Khan, Johtje Vos, and Hannie Schaft are introduced, and you wonder how we are not more familiar with them. I was reminded that Josephine Baker the famous performer was a spy, and that Martha Gellhorn was considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century is now often relegated to Hemingway’s third wife. And in this new edition, we have the Soviet Union to learn about and new women heroes to meet.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Csimplot Simplot

    Excellent book!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    A wonderful collection of stories about brave women. As an adult reader, I assumed I would know most of these tales (as the book is geared toward a YA audience), but the author managed to find some lesser-known women and make them come alive. I definitely learned a lot! I appreciated that this book is real and accurate, but appropriate for a younger audience.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    This volume is another in the Women of Action series. There are 32 stories of World War II involving women heroes in sabotage, resistance, rescue & espionage. The book, also, includes a lot of the history of the war. A glossary, notes & bibliography are included.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hope Vollm

    Some really interesting lives here that I had never heard of.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Teresa A. Mauk

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Stringham

  12. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carissa

  14. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  15. 4 out of 5

    Auntielw

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Schlegel

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  18. 5 out of 5

    karen rubin

  19. 4 out of 5

    Chinglemba Haobijam

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lira

  22. 5 out of 5

    Doris Moore

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tam Wallace

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lanie Beth Sinclair

  25. 4 out of 5

    C Riling

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

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    Paul

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    Eric Karabetsos

  29. 5 out of 5

    BarbieAlexander

  30. 4 out of 5

    Carol

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