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Wesley Professor Presents “The Lady Was a Spy: Female Operatives in World War II”

Posted May 25th, 2018 at 11:35am

Women were long prevented from holding combat roles in the U.S. armed forces. But they’ve long helped in military affairs, even behind enemy lines. Audiences will hear the story of “The Lady Was a Spy: Female Operatives in World War II” on Tuesday, May 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. at South Coastal Library.

“‘The Lady Was a Spy’ focuses on the lives and experiences of these brave women, many of whom died in completing their missions, to highlight their unconventional contributions to victory in World War II,” according to Delaware Humanities, which helped fund the program.

“I’m fascinated by these unconventional women,” said guest speaker and Wesley Professor of English and American Studies & Chair of Department of Literature and Languages, Linda De Roche.