Ms Rita Kramer’s Flames in the Field is a solid if occasionally stodgy .
Ms Rita Kramer’s Flames in the Field is a solid if occasionally stodgy history of England’s Secret Operations Executive (SOE) in World War II occupied France. Reading this book led me to later read some of the other classic SOE histories and narratives, like The White Rabbit, Maquisard, and . The story of the resistance movements in the occupied countries still has not received the attention it deserves, particularly with respect to how the Resistance helped the D-Day landings succeed by hindering the German heavy divisions from reaching Normandy until the Allies were established in their beachheads.
In this excellent book, author Rita Kramer focuses on the female agent saboteurs who were recruited, trained and parachuted in to France in the complex and highly secret operations of the British Special Operations Executive. Naturally, given the high risk of such operations, many of these agents were compromised, discovered and captured by the Germans. Done in by those all too human traits vanity, arrogance, affection, trust, and just too common incompetence and stupidity.
From the Preface to Flames in the Field: January 20, 1988. 6 February 88. Dear Mrs. Kramer
From the Preface to Flames in the Field: January 20, 1988. I will tell you how I come to be writing to you and with what purpose in mind. Kramer. It gave me the opportunity to judge the quality of your writing and your attitude to some problems of today.
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Flames in the Field : The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France.
The true story of women agents of the secret World War II Special Operations Executive, mandated by Winston Churchill to set Europe ablaze by organizing resistance in occupied Europe during the prelude to D Day. Intrigue and heroism, adventure and betrayal figure in this.
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Rita Kramer's previous books include Maria Montessori: A Biography, At Tender Age, Ed School Follies, and When Morning Comes. She lives in New York City. Shipping: US$ . 9 Within .
the story of four SOE agents in occupied France. Published 1995 by M. Joseph, Viking Penguin in London, New York, .
Eugene Leigh would live in France through the first two plus years of World War I returning occasionally to the United States . Flames in the Field: The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France (2008) Penguin Books, UK. ISBN 978-0-14-024423-6.
Eugene Leigh would live in France through the first two plus years of World War I returning occasionally to the United States to purchase bloodstock. He and his family relocated to the United States in early 1917 where he took over as manager of the thirty-two-horse stable of Edward B. McLean, owner of the Washington Post newspaper. Not long after the end of the War, Eugene Leigh returned to France where he became manager and trainer for the racing stable owned by Pierre Wertheimer.