French Resistance

French Resistance

Constant Wonder

  • Jul 20, 2020 8:00 am
  • 52:45 mins

French Resistance Guest: Jonathan Rée, author, "A Schoolmaster’s War: Harry Rée—A British Agent in the French Resistance" Harry Rée, a British schoolmaster who parachuted into rural France to help the French Resistance, succeeded because he kept his head down. He talked the Peugot factory owner into blowing up his own factory and was shot at close range, but when he got home, he hardly mentioned the war. His son tells his story. A Most Unlikely Spy Guest: Sonia Purnell, author, "A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II" Virginia Hall was a Baltimore socialite, amputee, and one of the most dangerous Allied spies of WWII. This is her story of heroism, self-sacrifice, and grit.