I Was a Spy!: The Classic Account of Behind-The-Lines Espionage in the First World War
Pool of London Press
November 18, 2015
5.0 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
In addition to receiving the Iron Cross from the Germans for her wartime contribution as a nurse, Marthe Mckenna (née Cnockaert, codename 'Laura') was later mentioned by Douglas Haig in British Despatches and was awarded the French and Belgian Orders of the Legion of Honour for her espionage work. I Was A Spy! was first published in 1932 with an extended Foreword by Winston Churchill and was made into a film in 1933 directed by Victor Saville and starring Madeleine Carroll. The success of the book encouraged Marthe to write further memoirs of her wartime exploits, and those of her small band of fellow spies, and also led to a series of espionage novels written in collaboration with her British husband John "Jock" McKenna.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.