FC: The Top Five Female Spies of All of History!!! | By Matt Savard Period 2
1: Welcome to the ultimate countdown! Spies have always been important to countries at war but which spies were the best? To make this interesting we're only gonna be talking about the female ones. So get ready!!!
2: Number 5 Elizabeth Van Lew | She was a southern aristocrat who supported the union. She hid union spies and prisoners of war in a secret room in her house. She also visited wounded union soldiers in hospitals where she ask about the enemy. She would then relay this information to Ulysses S Grant. The confederacy never found out about her. | Courage: 3 Effectiveness: 3 Sneakiness: 4
4: Number 4 Virginia Hall | An American women who went to work for the SOE during WWII. She was so successful in her missions that the Germans called her one of the most valuable Allied Agents and offered a large bounty. She escaped the Germans by climbing over the Pyreness Mountains when she had a wooden leg! That takes some major guts. | Courage: 5 Effectiveness: 5 Sneakiness: 3
6: Number 3 Nancy Wake | A New Zealand native who worked for the SOE during WWII. She earned the nickname "The White Mouse" and was number one the German's most wanted list. She was a spy but she wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. She participated in guerrilla warfare. She was never caught. | Courage: 5 Effectiveness: 5 Sneakiness: 4
8: Number 2 Harriet Tubman | Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who helped other slaves escape from their shackles. She took on the nickname, "Moses" and made several trips up and down the Continent to escort the escapees to Canada. The Confederacy offered a large reward for her capture but she was never captured, nor did she let any of the people with her get captured | Courage: 5 Effectiveness: 5 Sneakiness: 5
10: Number 1 Agent 355 | The most secret spy of all. Agent 355 was a member of the Culper Ring, a group of spies working for the Patriots during the Revolutionary war. Her true identity was never found, but some people say that she was Anna Smith Strong, the wife of a prominent loyalist. Her work was so secret, that we know almost nothing about her. However, if she was the wife of a loyalist she has some major guts. | Courage: 7 Effectiveness: ? Sneakiness: 6