Nancy Wake – Spy, Patriot, Heroine – RIP

And spitfire.

“During the second world war, the servicewoman Nancy Wake, who has died aged 98, became known as “the White Mouse”, a nickname given to her by the Gestapo for her elusiveness. In the run-up to D-day, Wake, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE), which was eager to recruit French-speaking women to serve as couriers.”
Nancy Wake obituary, by David Stafford, The Guardian, August 8, 2011

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