FC: Nancy Wake: Born in New Zealand | 1912
1: #1 - Nancy Wake Although she was born in New Zealand, her destiny was in Europe. She began by working as a journalist in France. She even gets to interview Hitler in 1933. Unfortunately, the war takes a sour turn. Germany invades Poland, and the second World War begins. She sees the persecution of Jews, and is motivated to join the French Resistance. With her husband, Henri Fiocca, she uses her talents to spy on the Germans. Unfortunately, she is discovered. The Gestapo find her, but they don't have enough evidence to incriminate her. She is nicknamed "The White Mouse", because nobody can catch her. Even a 5 million franc bounty is put on her head. She escapes France, but her husband is murdered in 1943. She dies in 2011.
2: On the left, Nazi occupied France. On the right, the "White Mouse", in elderly form.
5: #2 - Virginia Hall Also served in occupied France. | Vrginia served in the OSS in WW2. She began as a French medical transport driver, and was also a code clerk and accountant. One thing that puts her apart is the prosthesis she used since being a young child. She was only paid $336 a month, and her accomplishments were almost forgotten in history.
7: On the left is a more advanced prosthesis used by people in the modern day. She would have used a more primitive and bulkier version. On the right is one of two medals she earned: A distinguished Service Cross. Only a few people witnessed the award ceremony, because she was afraid the publicity would interfere with her work in France.
8: #3 Ginnie and Lottie Moon: Sister spies Can you tell them apart? I can't! Both served the Confederates in the Civil War. Lottie was a courier and actress. She used her persuasive skills to "befriend" *cough* *cough* a Union General. She would sap information from him and give it to the Confederates. Her sister, Ginnie, was also a spy. At one point, Ginnie was about to be searched. She pulled out a gun and demanded the searching man leave her alone. She used those few moments to swallow all the important papers she had. Both were caught, but formal charges were not pressed. They would later die.
10: Oxford Women's University - location where Ginnie shot the Union Flag
11: Map of Confederate and Union controlled America
12: #4 - Elizabeth Van Lew Elizabeth was born on October 25, 1818. She worked with the Union when the Civil War broke out. She discovered that she could carry supplies and information to the prisoners, and get important movement intelligence on the confederates. Being a woman, she was the only one allowed in the prisons. She used that to her advantage, and would greatly help the Union cause.
15: On the left is the Libby Prison, where Elizabeth would exchange information with Union soldiers. Above is a picture of Richmond, Virginia, where she carried out most of her spying.
16: #5 - Loerta Velazquez was born in Havana, Cuba, sometime before the Civil War. She would travel to America and fight on the Confederate side. She isn't very important, aside from the fact that she disguised herself as a man for months. The picture on the right shows the appropriate disguises she used while in the Army. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. She was found out and discharged from the army. She later wrote a massive book, "The Woman in Battle", which is where the basis of her story comes from. How much of it is true is still up to debate today.
18: The map on the right is Cuba, where she was born. Try to find Havana! I can't! =(
20: The End