Female agents of the Second World War
  • The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew
    TW9 4DU
  • Tuesday 20th March 2:00pm until 3:00pm
Women of the Special Operations Executive French Section underwent a rigorous training regime for work in enemy-occupied France, during the Second World War.

Women of the Special Operations Executive French Section underwent a rigorous training regime for work in enemy-occupied France, during the Second World War. They were taught all manner of extraordinary things – from silent killing and close combat to mock interrogations and weapons training – in preparation for a life working behind the lines. Dr Kate Vigurs is a Special Operations Executive historian with a special interest in the women of the SOE French Section.

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