miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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The (white) mouse that roared.

Nancy Wake passed away yesterday, aged 98, in a London hospital. By the time I was growing up she'd already attained the status of legend for her actions with the Resistance during WW2.

One snippet from her newspaper obit today - For three years, she set up escape routes for thousands of Allied soldiers and airmen and led a band of the Resistance, but had to flee over the Pyrenees to Spain and eventually England after being arrested in 1943.

In England, she was trained by the SOE as a spy and saboteur and was parachuted back into France on the night of February 29, 1944 to lead 7000 Resistance fighters on life-threatening missions distributing weapons and sabotaging Nazi installations before D-day.

That's some woman. RIP Nancy, you will never be forgotten.
Tags: real life, war

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