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AO011 Paris Underground: Spies, Resistance and The Secret War Against the Nazis

  • 01 Oct 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 08 Oct 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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Saturdays, 1 October (lecture) 10:00am - 11:30am and 8 October (guided tour) 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: €60

When Paris fell to the Nazis in June 1940, a handful of brave men and women refused to accept defeat and volunteered to become soldiers in a new, secret war. Running undercover networks across the city, the agents of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) fanned the flames of resistance and fought to liberate the capital from tyranny. This course will explore the stories of fascinating women such as ‘spy princess’ Noor Inayat Khan, Vera Leigh and Odette Sansom, and the fates of SOE’s other agents sent to “set Europe ablaze”. A lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the locations featured.

Instructor: Nigel Perrin is a PhD student with the University of Kent, researching Paris during the Occupation. He is the author of Spirit of Resistance, a biography of an SOE agent in France, and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and other publications.
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