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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Nancy Wake (1912)

Wake, who passed away weeks ago at the age of 98, was one of WWII's most decorated servicewomen. A New Zealand native, she left home at 16 and eventually settled in Paris. When the Germans occupied France, Wake joined the resistance. Pursued by the Gestapo, she fled to Britain, where she joined the Special Operations Executive. In 1944, she parachuted back into France to help establish communications between the British military and French Resistance. What nickname did the Gestapo have for her? More...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:04:14 AM

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There is a very nice remembrance of Nancy Wake in today's "The Australian" newspaper, written by Rae Peters in the "Soapbox, Readers' Wisdom" column, entitled "Gin and joyful stories with White Mouse".
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:13:34 AM

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It is claimed that, typical of Wake, she gave to her second husband a copy of the Russell Braddon about her, inscribed with the words, "It must be wonderful to have a wife like this".
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