"G Section had taken no chances with their idea of what French women wore under the Occupation"

It was Vera’s job to look meticulously through pockets, checking labels, laundry tags, examining every article of equipment and clothing for any telltale signs that these people had come from England. Then she completed their disguises with a packet of French cigarettes, a recent French newspaper or perhaps photographs of a ‘relative’ to go in a pocket or a bag.

from Life in Secrets – The Story of Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of the SOE by Sarah Helm