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Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassinsand WWII Heroes

Written by:
Tim Brady
Narrated by:
David De Vries

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2021
7 hours 0 minutes
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.
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Jade S.

Tells so much about the tragic lives of the Dutch people during WWII. The story of Truus, Freddie and Hannie is full of action and suspense its hard to remember that all of this actually happened

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Karen H.

Intriguing story of people willing to sacrifice to fight Nazism. Was hoping for more story -type narrative rather than facts sewn together but it was still a good listen.

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Cal C.

Timely read for me as we are now visiting Amsterdam. These girls were amazing in their accomplishments. You will learn so much about the brutality of the Nazis and the danger the people of Amsterdam were facing.

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