Madame Fourcade’s Secret War
Recorded Live on February 5th, 2020
History & Heritage 2019-2020
Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain’s crucial role in that conflict. In her latest book comes the little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. A thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman and mother of two, born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, headed the largest and most influential spy network in occupied France during World War II. In this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson provides a riveting addition to World War II history.