Victoire

18 September 2021

Victoire

Join Roland Philipps as he delves into the thrilling life of Agent Victoire, one of the most interesting undercover agents of the Second World War.
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'Victoire' book cover

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Description

Against the bleak backdrop of Occupied Paris, Mathilde Carré – codenamed ‘the Cat’, later known as Agent Victoire – worked to create the first great Allied intelligence network of the Second World War.

With little training or support, Mathilde built up the network in a matter of weeks. Members of this web of agents risked torture and execution to deliver coded reports to London, providing the sole source of reliable information about the occupation.

Yet, the ‘Big Network’ was threatened at every turn and nobody was certain where Mathilde’s allegiances lay. Was she a double or even triple agent?

In this exciting talk, Roland Philipps will explore the life and fascinating story of Agent Victoire and her heroic efforts to save her nation under the most difficult circumstances.

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About the speaker

Roland Philipps went into publishing on graduating from Cambridge University and was a leading publisher for many years. His first book, A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean, was published in 2018 to wide acclaim.
 

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