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CROSSING BORDERS - WOMEN AGENTS OF BRITAIN'S SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) IN THE SECOND WOLRD WAR

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnston, Justin en_US
dc.contributor.author DelGiorno, Patricia Ann en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of English en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:52:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:52:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77551 en_US
dc.description 58 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract CROSSING BORDERS - WOMEN AGENT'S OF BRITAIN'S SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) IN WORLD WAR TWO This thesis will explore the experiences of Odette Sansom Churchill Hallowes, a Franco-British woman recruited as a secret agent during World War II by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a branch of the British Foreign Office, to infiltrate German-occupied France for the purpose of assisting the French Resistance in disrupting vital German operations in the lead-up to the Allied invasion of the continent. It will address the highly gendered cultural, social and military borders that Sansom and other female SOE recruits crossed in order to carry out dangerous work as secret agents employed in clandestine subversive work behind enemy lines. It will also examine the price Sansom paid for her service in terms of her capture, torture and concentration camp experience, as well as her elevation to heroic status and her adoption by the British as an iconic symbol of Britain's valor and determined defense of freedom during the war, while in the war's aftermath inaugurating an overwhelming initiative to re-embed women war workers in the kitchen and nursery and their marginalized pre-war existence. A review of literature offers varying and, on some cases, contentious viewpoints by multiple scholars on Sansom's representations by others, a well as Sansom's representation of herself, to which the thesis will present alternative or opposing arguments. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Literature en_US
dc.subject.other in World War Two, SOE Women Agents en_US
dc.title CROSSING BORDERS - WOMEN AGENTS OF BRITAIN'S SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) IN THE SECOND WOLRD WAR en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember SantaAna, Jeffrey en_US


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