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Nancy Wake : A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine

Nancy Wake : A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine (out of print)

Author: Peter FitzSimons
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In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful ÃÂ�ÂÂ� and so notorious ÃÂ�ÂÂ� that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio ÃÂ�ÂÂ� nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things. First published 2001.

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General Fields

  • : 9780732274566
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : June 2003
  • : Australia
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 6-Jul
  • : 940.5344092
  • : 400
  • : Biography & autobiography; Warfare & defence; Espionage & secret services
  • : BxW photographs
  • : Peter FitzSimons