Remember seeing some documentary about SOE agents earlier this year, and they interviewed this very nice Canadian Grandmother, surrounded by dogs , grandchildren and a nice Granny type house etc.
Very softly spoken, but good grief!
"Oh I never spoken about those times at all , it was war, and we just did what we were trained to do, , but I wouldn't mind seeing some of my old friends again" , in between descriptions of her in shootouts with Germans, and being badly wounded, but still getting her badly wounded male colleague away by stealing a car after another shootout and crashing a checkpoint etc.
Even her Daughter sat there goggle eyed, I think it was the first time she'd ever heard the story too.
Incredible women, I don't think we can ever honour them enough.