S: Logan Amaral - Top 5 Female Spies
FC: Top 5 Female Spies | By Logan Amaral
1: 1. Virginia Hall | Virginia Hall was an American spy in occupied France. She was skilled at keeping herself under the radar with keeping the fact that she was missing a leg from the public and faking to be a milkmaid as she created an underground web of spies and saboteurs. Her accomplishments include escaping prisoners out of war, securing safe houses & weapons for the French, and getting messages across by Morse code. Even though she was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by President Truman, she kept out of the spotlight and told the President "I have work to do." Virginia is #1 due to her determination at her job, the courage it takes to do it and her sneakiness doing it. | Virginia was placed in occupied France. | She later was placed in Vichy, Free Zone France.
2: 2. Nancy Wake The White Mouse | Nancy Wake was a British agent. She spied for the liberation of France & the end of fascism in WWII. Wake is #2 for her sneakiness, courage and accomplishments. Accomplishments: enters the French resistance movement in 1940, helped prisoners escape war, downed allied fliers seeking passage to France through Spain. | Courage: Wake parachuted into France & organized 7,000 Marquis Resistance fighters, parachute supply drops, radio contact with Britain, & collects/distributes weapons. | Sneakiness: She was suspected by the Gestapo, but she evaded Gestapo detection and ended up #1 on their most wanted list. | - Auvergne: Where Wake parachuted in; stationed there. | Wake was apart of the SOE, which had headquarters on Baker Street, London.
3: #3. Princess Noor | Princess Noor is a good candidate for the #3 female spy due to her bravery, sneakiness and determination to get her work done. Courage: She decided to stay in France even though German troops were invading, which threatened her life. Stealthiness: Noor decided to wear civilian clothes as she traveled for work. Also, she secretly carried around her 30 pound wireless radio in a briefcase. She had to be sly with this in public so that she would not blow her cover. Mission success: Noor sent messages through her wireless radio. This helped out the British, but this influenced her capture and execution. | Noor ended up to be one of the only wireless operators left stationed in Paris, France. | Noor was also a British spy in the SOE, headquartered on Baker Street.
4: 4. Lottie Moon | Lottie Moon is number 4 in the top 5 female spies list. Lottie was an American spy and was a sibling of the famous Moon Sisters, along with Ginnie Moon. She was married to Judge Clark, who was involved in the Confederate underground. Mission success: Lottie was successful at carrying messages to Kirby in Kentucky by traveling by boat, and later carrying them to the entire south. Sneakiness: When she carried these messages to Kirby, she kept her identity a secret by disguising herself as an old woman. Courage: She showed courage by being brave enough to forge papers making her a British subject as she was sent to Washington to get into Virginia. | American map during the Civil War. | Kentucky during the Civil War.
5: 5. Tokyo Rose | The interesting thing about Tokyo Rose is that a number of women portrayed the role as Tokyo during WWII. One of the women were arrested, but she was later released due to her tapes that explained that she was not trying to have a huge effect on their enemy. Tokyo was used by Japan to break down the American morale and also to attempt to take away the American's will to fight. Tokyo is number 5 due to the major after effects of the Japanese propaganda to the Americans. | Japanese controlled land during WWII. | WWII territory map.