The Lost Women Spies

(History/bio., 6×50 min.) Tells the story of Secret Operations Executive’s Vera Atkins’ efforts to trace lost British female spies after World War II and find out what became of them.

Distributor: ZDF Studios

Pitch Perfect: “In April 1942, Winston Churchill and his cabinet took the controversial decision to send female agents to the front line in France. This proved an immense challenge for Vera Atkins of the Secret Operations Executive (SOE), who had to find women who would pass as French, train them as spies and parachute them into occupied France. Many of them never came back.” —Nikolas Hülbusch, Director Unscripted

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