Although I thanked the women interviewed in 2006 personally, I wish to acknowledge here my appreciation for their willingness to share detailed aspects of their WW II spy stories. I am grateful for the time we spent together. It was meaningful to me to hear elder women reflecting on the many choices they made throughout their lives including those during war time.
Also, there have been many women who, without reserve shared their WW II intelligence stories from the home fronts in Canada, the USA and the UK providing further insight into the cultural norms of the era and into a subject area that by its very nature is difficult to research. In addition, there were men who provided information and stories from their careers in the fields of military defence and espionage about ‘running’ women spies. And, there were those individuals who from the beginning saw the importance of capturing these courageous women’s stories—some of whom introduced me to the women interviewed. They included authors, historians, university professors and archivists from Berkeley University (USA), Bletchley Park Museum (UK), Canadian Military, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Camp X Museum (Canada), Imperial War Museum (UK), MI5 and MI8 (UK), Smithsonian Institute (USA), Sophia University, Special Operations Executive – SOE Archives (UK). I thank you all with special mentions to Dr. Rosemarie Anderson, Brigadier General Darrell Dean, Dr. Jay Dufrechou and Baroness Daphne Park.
Another crucial layer toward the completion of this long-term project relates to my psychotherapy clients who, through the years have entrusted me with their deepest feelings, thoughts, and desires toward helping them re-imagine their lives differently. They have taught me further about the subtle and invisible cultural lenses used every day to view our western world. And, they’ve shown me the capacity to revision their lives with the spontaneous, compensating and apolitical images which surface from the unconscious. This podcast addresses these crucial aspects through using espionage in wartime to magnify and deconstruct feminine cultural shadow. I wish to thank my clients, and also, the many colleagues and friends who readily participated in discussions about the interplay between the outer and inner arcs of life.
In regard to this podcast production, I am thrilled with the women actors’ thoughtful and exhilarating delivery of the scripts based on the original interview transcripts. I appreciate Eileen Barrett’s time, casting, and talent. I am grateful for this amazing Canadian cast and especially appreciative that my daughter, Emily Bett embodied Celine for this project. Last but not least, I want to thank Robert Ouimet whose encouragement, artistry and digital media expertise has brought this project to life.