S: History of Spying: Female Spies
BC: Transcribed within are a few facts about legendary spies such as: Nancy Wake and Noor Inayat Khan. The facts within are only a few about the heroes who're rarely spoken about. More can be learned, but one must be willing to look deeper. The question is: "Will you?"
FC: History of Spying: Female Spies | Gage Cherry March 6th, 2012 Period 2 | The shadowy heroes of a past era... | Female Spies: The Unsung Heroes
1: Nancy Wake | Nancy Wake was originally a journalist from New Zealand. When the Nazis occupied France, she became a French Resistance Courier. During this time, she developed a huge spy network. A spy network so extensive that the Gestapo placed a bounty on her worth more than one-million dollars.
2: Noor Inayat Khan Noor was an Indian princess who had taken to serving the British Empire in the Special Operations Executive. She served as a wireless radio operator (a profession that had a life expectancy of six weeks). She survived twelve weeks when she was hunted down by the Gestapo.
3: Brita Tott Brita Tott was a member of a Denmark family. In service to her country, she married into the Swedish royal family. During this time, she participated in conspiracies to kill the Swedish king and passed along information to Denmark about Swedish military movements...
4: Princess Stephanie Hohenlohe was a member of Germanic aristocracy. During her service to Germany, she seduced men to get secrets for Hitler. When World War II came, she was quickly abandoned so she moved to America. In America, she helped analyze Hitler's personality.
5: Virginia Hall was born in America where she began a career as an Espionage Agent. | In Germany, she served as a skilled Espionage Agent. When she lost her leg, she got a wooden one and trained herself to use it without a limp. She also hid, pretending to be a milk maid which few questioned.