Campus Tours at the Museums (June-Oct 8)
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“Code Name Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became World War II’s Most Highly Decorated Spy” with Larry Loftis: Special Time: 1:00 pm
May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$5.00
The most decorated spy of WWII wasn’t Dusko Popov, the guy who inspired the James Bond series. The spy wasn’t even a guy. In 1942, while the war was in full swing, Odette Sansom decided to follow in her war-hero father’s footsteps and become an SOE Agent. Britain’s super-secret organization aided the resistance movements and conducted espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance against the Axis powers in occupied Europe. After five failed attempts and one plane crash, Odette landed in occupied France, her homeland, and began life as a spy. Together, with her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill, they completed mission after mission. They were so successful, the German secret police hunted them relentlessly. They were captured, imprisoned and eventually sent to concentration camps in Germany where they were starved, beaten and tortured. Through it all, they fell in love. And, through it all, they never gave up hope or their colleagues. This true tale has it it all: drama, courage, patriotism, and a great love story to boot.
Eight Cousins Books, our co-host, will have copies of this book at the talk. The book will also be available in the store at 189 Main Street in Falmouth.