Women’s Spy Craft in WW 2, as discussed in Episode 2 (releases Dec. 11. 20), includes how women were selected, how they were trained and what types of espionage work they performed at home and on foreign soil.
Behind the lines women agents had an advantage over male agents as they used the cultural projection of the day to fool, slip past and/or conquer the enemy. Their roles as espionage agents were invisible due to European societal norms and, this invisibleness was also true for Soviet Union’s women spies as they easily passed through Allied Forces checkpoints. However, were European women resistors able to so easily thwart the Russian forces with their different expectations and projections about women soldiers?
Find out on the Invisible Women Podcast, Episode 2 when you will meet Garnet, a woman resistor who went from decoding at Bletchley Park to a Czechoslovakian resistance cell evading the Russians.
For more on one German speaking spy from the Soviet Union see this article.