Wednesday 18 January 2017

behind enemy lines: remembering our heroes

Published 11/11/2012 | 06:00

• Maureen Patricia 'Paddy' O'Sullivan from Dublin -- one of the 40 women who joined F Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War Two. She is pictured, left, with her husband, Walter Alvey.

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Maureen, who served in France, was one of the top secret agents with the SOE, who conducted guerrilla warfare and helped resistance movements behind enemy lines. Her father was a journalist and editor of the Freeman's Journal.

• Captain Redmond Cunninngham, right, from Waterford, was father of the novelist Peter Cunningham.

He was awarded the Military Cross -- the only Military Cross awarded to an Irishman on D-Day.

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