World War II

Diana Rowden

Diana Rowden

Name: Diana Rowden Original Name: Diana Hope Rowden Code Name: Paulette Date: January 31, 1915- July 6, 1944 Born in: London, England Nationality: English War: World War II Years of Services: 1941-1944 Member of: Special Operations Executive (SOE) Rank: Section Officer/Field agent (Courier) Death: The concentration camp at Natzweiler she was injected with phenol and put […]

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Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake

Articles: Bernstein, Adam, “Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98,” Washington Post, August 9, 2011. Vitello, Paul, “Nancy Wake, Proud Spy and Nazi Foe, Dies at 98,” New York Times, AUG. 13, 2011 Books: FitzSimons, Peter. 2002. Nancy Wake: A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine. Pymble, N.S.W.: HarperCollins. Wake, Nancy. 1985. The […]

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Sonia Olschanezky

Sonia Olschanezky

Name: Sonia Olschanezky Also Spelled: Sonya Olschanezky Code Name: Suzanne Date: December 25, 1923- July 6, 1944 Born in: Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany Nationality: German War: World War II Years of Service: 1940-1944 Member of: Special Operations Executive (SOE) and French Resistance Unite: Juggler Death: the Concentration Camp at Natzweiler she was injected with phenol and put in the crematorium […]

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Vera Leigh

Vera Leigh

Name: Vera Leigh Original Name: Vera Glass Code Name: Simone Date: March 17, 1903-July 6, 1944 Born in: Leeds, England Nationality: English War: World War II Years of Services: 1943-1944 Member of: Special Operations Executive (SOE) and French Resistance Rank: Field agent (Courier) Death: Executed at Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp by the German at the age […]

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Virginia Hall

Virginia Hall

Books: Pearson, Judith. 2014. The Wolves at the Door the True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy. New York: Diversion Books.  Websites: Lineberry, Cate. “WANTED: The Limping Lady: The intriguing and unexpected true story of America’s most heroic—and most dangerous—female spy,” smithsonian.com, February 1, 2007 “Not Bad for a Girl from Baltimore: the Story of […]

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