Episode 118: French Resistance Leader Marie-Madeleine Fourcade
Guest: Lynne Olson
Sunday, November 6, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: Meet an extraordinary heroine of the French Resistance: Marie-Madeline Fourcade. In 1941, this thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman and mother of two became leader of a vast Resistance organization. No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence to the Allies, and Fourcade herself would face a personal reckoning with the Gestapo.
In an encore episode, Chris and Rick welcome author Lynne Olson to talk about her book The Secret War of Madam Fourcade
Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain's crucial role in that conflict. Titles include Citizens of London, Last Hope Island, and Those Angry Days. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called her "our era's foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy."