Tuesday, April 29, 2014

White Mouse

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Nancy Wake 1912 - 2011 RIP

Last week we looked briefly at The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, and his contemporaries during the conflict known as WWI.  Moving along, this week we take a peek at a heroic participant during WWII.  Today is the anniversary of the return to French soil via parachute of Nancy Wake, resistance leader, spy, soldier par excellence.  Ms. Wake was known as "The White Mouse" and at one point had a five million franc price on her pretty head, courtesy the German Gestapo.

There will be no lengthy essay here, for her deeds have been well-documented, and I could not do justice to her exploits or her life.

Look it up.

7 comments:

Vee said...

She was a very brave lady. Like talent, bravery is a gift. My opinion, of course.

Sharkbytes said...

Very interesting. I have not heard of her, I don't think.

vanilla said...

Vee, your opinion may represent reality. People are not all wired the same.

Sharkey, she was an interesting person, well-suited to the activities of war.

Pearl said...

I'd never heard of her! Am going to look into it now. I am fascinated by people with demonstrable courage.

vanilla said...

Pearl, I am sure you will find that she was courageous and lived an interesting life!

KC Bob said...

Thanks for sharing this. Had not heard about her.

vanilla said...

KC Bob, hope you found a bit about her; very interesting life she lived.