Friday, 21 April, 2017
2:00 to 4:00 pm
FREE TO WICE MEMBERS
"The Secret Ministry of Ag. & Fish: My Life in Churchill's School for Spies"
by Noreen Riols
Please note that Noreen Riols, the last surviving female member in France of a team no one really knew existed until the war files were opened in 2000, will be present in person.
This is the compelling memoir of Noreen Riols' time as a member of Churchill's secret army. At the age of 18, she was immediately recruited into F-Section, led by Colonel Maurice Buckmaster. From then until the end of the war, Noreen worked with Buckmaster and her fellow operatives to support the French Resistance fighting for the Allied cause. Sworn to secrecy, Noreen told no one that she spent her days meeting agents returning from behind enemy lines, acting as a decoy, passing on messages in tea rooms and picking up codes in crossword puzzles.
Vivid, witty, insightful and often moving, this is the story of one young woman’s secret war, offering readers an authentic and compelling insight into what really went on in Churchill’s ‘secret army’ from one of its last surviving members.
Come join us along with Noreen Riols for a lively discussion