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Female agents of the Second World War

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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.


The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
020 8876 3444