Madame Fourcade – Fun Facts

For the next 3 weeks, I will be posting new & interesting fun facts from my new book, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, on sale now.


Marie-Madeleine Fourcade’s spy network, formally called Alliance, was known as Noah’s Ark by the Gestapo because its agents used the names of animals and birds as their aliases. For her own code name, Fourcade chose “Hedgehog,” a beguiling little animal that, thanks to the spines all over its body, was able to defend itself against its most fearsome adversaries.

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“One of the great stories of the French Resistance…of one woman’s courage amid great danger, of heroism, defiance, and, ultimately, victory.”
—Alan Furst, author of A Hero of France