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May 10, 1940. The Netherlands was swarming with Third Reich troops. In seven days it's entirely occupied by Nazi Germany. Joining a small resistance cell in the Dutch city of Haarlem were three teenage girls: Hannie Schaft, and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen, who would soon band together to form a singular female underground squad.

Smart, fiercely political, devoted solely to the cause, and "with nothing to lose but their own lives", Hannie, Truus, and Freddie took terrifying direct action against Nazi targets. That included sheltering fleeing Jews, political dissidents, and Dutch resisters. They sabotaged bridges and railways, and donned disguises to lead children from probable internment in concentration camps to safehouses. They covertly transported weapons and set military facilities ablaze. And they carried out the assassinations of German soldiers and traitors - on public streets and in private traps - with the courage of veteran guerilla fighters and the cunning of seasoned spies.

Tim Brady offers a never-before-seen perspective of the Dutch resistance during the war. Of lives under threat; of how these courageous young women became involved in the underground; and of how their dedication evolved into dangerous, life-threatening missions on behalf of Dutch patriots - regardless of the consequences.

©2021 Tim Brady (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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great history to know about. tolerable narrator.

took long time to get to fascinating true story. good history to know. glad I listened to but test of family didn't enjoy because of long introduction of story line.

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Not my style

Read like a school book not a story. Could only take a bout 20 minutes of it before I gave up.

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Stunning and Powerful

A great story of the sacrifice of simple people dragged into impossible situations.
Thank you.

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Startling perspective of raw courage .

Inspired by the young girls confronting the evils of Nazism.
The narrator handled the foreign terms, names professionally.

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A very important story of resistance

This is history. And we need to here the ordinary people, who helped win the war against the German Nazis, and Nationalist. How the leftists fought together, socialist, communist, and others. I didn’t know how many (%) of Dutch Jewish people the Nazis killed, or many of the strong girls who did try, and stop this, and fight to gain Dutch freedom.
Even in these days as nationalists and Nazis, try and rear their hateful numbers, we can do our part, no matter how little, to resist them!

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Brave women. captivating history.

early chapters set the stage for an amazing telling of 3 women taking on the bad guys Nazis and sympathizers with a vengeance.

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this would make a great movie....a story that need

this needs to be made into a movie....its very cinematic in its story and its reading