Eve Beringar is an agent with the S.O.E.
The time period for her involvement with the highly esteemed British Special Operations Executive is the Second World War. She had been living an interesting life already by the time we catch up with her in Marseille, France, in the Fall of 1942 and her life was about to get even more exciting and dangerous and fun to follow.
She gives us a very brief synopsis of her history with: "As a child, I'd run away from home. As a teenager, I'd travelled the world, living on my wits. As a journalist, I'd witnessed atrocities inflicted in the name of fascism. As a member of the Resistance, I'd eyeballed fear and stared it down. For the past thirty years I'd lived a full life. I could do this. However, even as I voiced my agreement I knew that my life in Marseille, my life with Michel [her husband], would never be the same."
In another, slightly longer detail of her history [on the Web], we learn Beringar, the youngest of six, was born in Wales in 1912. Her father died during the Great War and she grew up as a tomboy who did not fit into school well nor was she close to her mother. She ran away at age 16 and for the next couple of years worked as a nurse while learning how much fun pubs and men could be. In 1930, thanks for a nice small inheritance from an aunt, she crossed the Atlantic and learned some pleasures to be found in America. After a couple years as her funds were dwindling, she took course in journalism and easily found a job. In 1934 she was sent to Paris to be a European correspondent.
It was in 1938 while visiting the French Riviera for work and pleasure she met "playboy and successful industrialist Michel Beringar". A year later they were married and the year after that, 1940, the Nazis invaded France. Both she and Michel became part of the French Resistance and through their (largely her) efforts, several hundred downed airmen were secreted across the Pyrenees into Spain and eventual return to England. This earned her the attention of the Gestapo, making her job immensely more dangerous. It was after nearly two years of this vital but deadly work that her activities become part of this entry.