Death be not Proud
( SOE ) ( SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE ) NICHOLAS, Elizabeth
NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
Published: Cresset Press, 
Stock code: 28542
8vo., First Edition, with 15 plates on 10; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
An SOE classic, and one of the first accounts to levy the criticism of F Section's operational shortcomings which continues to this day. The author was at school with Diana Rowden, and worked closely with the agents' families in compiling her record. Covers Diana Rowden, Odette Churchill, Vera Leigh, Andree Borrell, Madeleine Damerment, Elaine Plewman and Yolande Beekman. 'Recounts the fate of seven women agents, allegedly killed through the penetration of the PROSPER circuit; painful reading, as a sensitive author gradually uncovers underlying horrors in secret activities. Severe strictures on F Section; some of them just' (Foot). VERY SCARCE INDEED IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.410; Foot, p.460.