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10 Real-Life Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own Movie Franchises

10 Real-Life Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own Movie Franchises

Noor Inayat Khan, AKA "Nora Baker" and "Madeleine" SOE agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.

Noor Inayat Khan was a British agent during World War II. And she made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against fascism.

Noor Inayat Khan was a British agent during World War II. And she made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against fascism.

This year's UK Holocaust Memorial Day is also the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. We spoke to Lily, Josef, Renee, and Zigi, four Holocaust survivors who...

London's Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Story

This year's UK Holocaust Memorial Day is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. We spoke to Lily, Josef, Renee, and Zigi, four Holocaust survivors w

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Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

For more than 60 years, the heroism of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents, has remained largely forgotten. She was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France, where her bravery has long been recognized, and for three months she single-handedly ran a cell of spies across Paris until she was betrayed and captured.  For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but…

For more than 60 years, the heroism of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston…

Ilse Weber. A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, Along with her son and husband, was sent to the Thereseinstadt Concentration camp by the Nazis. She willingly followed her husband when he was transferred to Auschwitz, hoping to keep her family together. When her young son, Tommy, was sent to the gas chamber with other children, she voluntarily accompanied them, softly singing a lullaby she had written to keep them calm. The immensely beautiful song is called Wiegala. Her husband survived.

A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, along with her son and husband, was…

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Jacqueline Nearne (and, separately, her sister Eileen) was a British spy operating in France

The German's named her the white mouse because of her ability to escape their traps, Nancy Wake, was a British agent with the French Resistance during WWII.

The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. she is fascinating!

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught & sentenced to hard labor. She volunteered to be killed in place of another woman who has children and is taken to the gas chamber.

World War II : Unsung heroes of the French Resistance : Mother Elisabeth.

Élise Rivet was a Roman Catholic nun at the convent of Notre Dame de…

At first her Special Operations Executive trainers expressed doubt about using Noor in the field due to her “gentle and unworldly character,” however she was fluent in French and trained in wireless operation, and was ultimately selected to work as a spy in Nazi-occupied France. She was deployed in June of 1943 under the code name “Madeleine.”

World War II Indian “Spy Princess”

Noor Inayat Khan, the first female radio operator sent by the Special Operations Executive into occupied France during

Vera Obolensky was a member of the French resistance and a Russian princess by marriage. She was sentenced to death for her anti Nazi activities and beheaded in Berlin Plotzensee prison on 4 August 1944. In 1958, during an official ceremony in Rueil-la-Gadelière she was posthumously awarded the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre. She was married in 1937 to Prince Obolensky Nicolas Alexandrovich (1900-1979)   .

Histoire : Vera Obolensky, résistante russe morte pour la France….

John Withers. The World War II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau concentration camp. They were reunited decades later, sharing their experiences with their families.

John L. Withers, 91; Sheltered Two Young Victims of WWII

John Withers, a black WW II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp - they were reunited decades later

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) Virginia McKenna plays Violette Szabo Bushell, a brave special operations operative in World War II

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Carve Her Name with Pride starring Virginia McKenna, Paul Schofield and Jack Warner.

Ilse Koch- Known as The “"The Witch of Buchenwald" and  "The Beast of Buchenwald"” because of her sadistic cruelty towards prisoners, Ilse Koch was married to another wicked Nazi SS, Karl Otto Koch, but outshone him in the depraved, inhumane, disregard for life which was her trademark. She used her sexual prowess by wandering around the camps naked, with a whip, and if any man so much as glanced at her she would have them shot on the spot.

“ Ilse Koch Known as The “Bitch of Buchenwald” because of her sadistic cruelty towards prisoners, Ilse Koch was married to another wicked Nazi SS, Karl Otto Koch, but outshone him.

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died.

Goodbye to a survivor

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died. My husband actually knew her. She owned the Dixie dog in Ponca City Oklahoma with her husband.

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