Exotic British spy who defied Gestapo brutality to the end

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  1. Exotic British spy who defied Gestapo brutality to the end

    By Alan Hamilton

    The story of a prince's daughter and the SS guard who tortured and shot her has been uncovered.




    The Princess Spy, Timewatch, BBC Two, Friday May 19, 9pm

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2177934,00.html

    Sounds like a must view.
     
  2. "She was ordered home, but declined to board the RAF Lysander sent for her and carried on transmitting as virtually the last link between the Resistance and London."
    john
    Courage
    Deepest respects.
     
  3. [marq=left]BUMP[/marq] 8)
     
  4. That sounds well worth a watch, have already set the alarm clock to remind me.

    Sparky
     
  5. Not quite on topic but related, a few years ago I had to read 'Inside the Gestapo' by Helene Moszkiewiez. She was a 20 year old Jewish girl in the Belgian resistance who managed to infiltrate the Gestapo in Brussels. For anyone interested in the subject it is a fascinating and sobering read.
     
  6. Just finished watching this program, what a woman, an extremely courageous young woman,she still kept lying to the end after she was captured.

    Awarded one of three George Crosses awarded to women during the war.

    Sparky
     
  7. Interstingly she nearly failed her selection course but scrapped through because of a shortage of wireless operators, yet she still lasted much longer than her collegues and was only sold out in a fit of jealosy.

    Makes you wonder how effective the SOE selection process was for predicting future competency (now there's a topic for a PHD!!)

    Trotsky
     
  8. courageous young women, and an excellent programme.