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By Douglas Boyd

put out of your mind the journey tales of James Bond, Kim Philby, Klaus Fuchs and co. – espionage isn't just a boys’ game.

As lengthy as there was clash, there were woman brokers backstage. In Belgium and northern France in 1914–18 there have been a number of thousand girls actively operating opposed to the Kaiser’s forces occupying their homelands. within the moment global battle, ladies of many countries antagonistic the Nazis, risking the firing squad or decapitation via awl or guillotine. but, lots of these girls didn't have the perfect to vote for a central authority or maybe 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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