Study Guide

Code Name Verity Characters

By Elizabeth Wein

Verity

Whew, that's a lot of names, but such is life for a spy during World War II. This character, whom...

Margaret "Maddie" Brodatt

Margaret, Maddie, Kittyhawk, Käthe Habicht… we'll go with Maddie.Early in their...

Fräulein Anna Engel

Oh, Fräulein Engel. On-Duty-Female-Guard-Engel; the Slave Girl; just plain old...

Jamie Beaufort-Stuart

Anybody who can maintain the sense of humor Jamie does about losing all his toes and four of his...

SS-Hauptsturmführer Amadeus von Linden

The Nazi officer in charge of the Ormaie Gestapo, Julie's interrogation, and her confession, von...

Mitraillette / Gabrielle-Thérèse Thibaut

Mitraillette, whose code name is French for "submachine gun," is the elder daughter of the...

Paul

Ugh, Paul. The English SOE operative in charge of Damask circuit, Paul (not his real name, which...

Georgia Penn

The American newspaper reporter who works on Nazi propaganda, Georgia Penn is yet another...

La Cadette / Amélie

The youngest child of the Thibaut family, Amélie, who mostly goes by her real name, gets...

Damask

Damask is the code name of the eighty-three-year-old rose grower the Resistance circuit is named...

Bloody Machiavellian English Intelligence Officer playing God / John Balliol

Not surprisingly, neither of these are his real name. Julie always refers to him as the "Bloody...

Minor Characters

Beryl is Maddie's working-class friend from Manchester who is with her when she sees her first...