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Nancy Wake: The Biography of our Greatest War heroine

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Title:Nancy Wake: The Biography of our Greatest War heroine
Price:AUD$14.00 (about USD$9.60)
Book ID:LB00-234934
Publisher:HarperCollins, 2002
Condition:Very Good Condition
HarperCollins, 2002, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition

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. 390 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732274567. ISBN/EAN: 9780732274566. Inventory No: 234934.
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