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Publisher Description

A biography of our greatest war heroine.

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 naive, 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 - and so notorious - 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 - 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
SD
Stephanie Daniel
LENGTH
11:20
hr min
RELEASED
2010
March 1
PUBLISHER
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
364
MB

Customer Reviews

Judith Gr ,

Nancy Wake

I loved this book. This woman was amazing. I also loved the way it was read. It had life, humor and I was never ever bored. Just loved it!

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