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Parachute practice inside a hangar.
A new book reveals the heroic and often tragic stories of the brave female SOE operatives who were dropped into occupied France during WW2.
The courageous women, who new capture was almost certain death, acted as couriers, carried weapons, helped identify bombing targets, found places for planes to land and established safe houses.
But of the 36 French women who returned to their homeland to work with the Resistance, a third were captured and 10 of them were executed.
The immense bravery and sacrifice of these women is highlighted by historian Bernard O'Connor in his new book, SOE Heroines.