“In Paris, I found myself surrounded by Germans; they were all over the place. They played music, and people would go and listen to them! All along rue de Rivoli, as far as you could see from place de la Concorde, there were enormous swastika banners five or six floors high. I just thought, This is impossible.
Imagine that someone comes into your home—someone you don’t like—he settles down, gives orders: “Here we are, we’re at home now; you must obey.” To me that was unbearable.”
Cunoscută drept una dintre cele mai populare femei din istoria celui de-al Doilea Război Mondial, Pearl Witherington Cornioley a împărtăşit cu restul lumii experienţa de a fi agent al British Special Operations Executive: copilăria afectată de efectele Primului Război Mondial, familia sa care a fost nevoită să părăsească Parisul natal, recrutarea şi training-ul ca şi agent secret, întâmplările prin care a trecut în acea perioadă, cele care i-au marcat existenţa.