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History Happy Hour Episode 206– The Women of British Intelligence

Guest: Dr. Helen Fry

Women in Intelligence

This Week on History Happy Hour: Author Helen Fry returns to HHH for third time to talk about her book Women in Intelligence: The Hidden History of Two World Wars. It tells the groundbreaking history of women in British intelligence, revealing their pivotal role across the first half of the twentieth century. Across both world wars, far from being a small part of covert operations, women ran spy networks and escape lines, parachuted behind enemy lines, and interrogated prisoners.

The stories of incredible women who defied convention and made history. Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.

Photo Credit:  Greg Morrison

Dr. Helen Fry  is an ambassador for the National Centre for Military Intelligence (NCMI). She has authored and edited over 25 books covering the social history of the Second World War, including British Intelligence and the secret war, espionage and spies, and MI9 escape and evasion. She is the foremost authority on the "secret listeners," who worked at special eavesdropping sites operated by British Intelligence during WWII, and is the official biographer of MI6 spymaster, Colonel Thomas Joseph Kendrick. She has also extensively written about the 10,000 Germans who fought for Britain during WWII.  

Helen has appeared in a number of documentaries, including David Jason’s Secret Service (Channel 5), Spying on Hitler's Army (Channel 4), and Secrets of the Spies (Britbox).

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