BC: She collected invaluable information for the invasion on D-Day. Afterwards she continued to help by training resistance groups. She was never captured and at the end of the war was awarded several metals. | She is a truly inspiring woman worthy of the title of greatest spy in history male or female!
FC: Women of Espionage | Top 5
1: Number 5 Lottie Moon | She began her career by delivering messages. She forged many papers and was an exceptional actress. She was also loyal to her family and tried to rescue them from capture but was unsuccessful. However, no charges where held against her and she was released.
2: Number 4 | Ginnie Moon | Younger sister of Lonnie Moon, Ginnie was more courages. She started her spying career off by carrying information to the confederates. She had to pass straight through enemy lines using her wit and stealth. During one mission with her mother she was discovered. Going to great lengths to protect the dispatch she was carrying, she swallowed it. After being searched it said that she had all kinds of medical drugs including morphine and opium. She was placed under house arrest, but was eventually set free.
3: Number 3 | Edith Cavell | A British spy, who during World War 1 helped French,British,and Belgian soldiers escape from behind the German lines. | At one point she housed 35 refugees in, and also let her house be turned into a Red Cross Hospital. She helped over 100 British soldiers and over 100 French and Belgian troops. Eventually Germans grew suspicious of her and put her to death by firing squad.
4: Number 2 | Harriet Tubman | Known best for freeing slaves by way of the underground railroad. She was also a nurse, and knew the landscape very well. Which later helped her to find rebel camps. She also recruited freed slaves to help her find these camps. With the information she provided, gunboats where able to successfully raid these camps.
5: Number 1 | Virgina Hall | A Baltimore girl, who ended up working for the French as a spy. She became so famous the Germans hunted her down. Before they were able to capture her she escaped over the Pyrenees Mountains, with only one leg (the second being wooden) after losing her other in a hunting accident. After reaching safety she began working as a radio operator doing what she could to help. In November 1943 she disguised herself as a French milk maid so she could return to her life of espionage. The Germans made posters saying to look for a woman with a limp. So she over came the painful challenge of having to walk with out a limp.