By: Wake Nancy

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The memoirs of Nancy Wake, an Australian who became one of the most highly decorated women of World War 11. Nancy tells of her heroic exploits as an undercover agent for the Allies in war-torn France. Less than 500g to post, mapped endpapers, several photo section. Faults? book is slightly canted- (bit odd as our other copy has similar - maybe it's a publication characteristic??) (see photos - corrrecting storage should fix this), previous owner name. Nancy Wake, nicknamed 'the white mouse' for her ability to evade capture, tells her own story. As the Gestapo's most wanted person, and one of the most highly decorated servicewomen of the war, it's a story worth telling.After living and working in Paris in the 1930's, Nancy married a wealthy Frenchman and settled in Marseilles. Her idyllic new life was ended by World War II and the invasion of France. Her life shattered, Nancy joined the French resistance and, later, began work with an escape-route network for allied soldiers. Eventually Nancy had to escape from France herself to avoid capture by the Gestapo.In London she trained with the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent and saboteur before parachuting back into France. Nancy became a leading figure in the Maquis of the Auvergne district, in charge of finance and obtaining arms, and helped to forge the Maquis into a superb fighting force. During her lifetime, Nancy Wake was hailed as a legend. Her autobiography recounts her extraordinary wartime experiences in her own words.


Author Name: Wake Nancy


Publisher: Australia, The MacMillan Company of Australia Pty. Ltd.: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 013048

Keywords: War, Spies, Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, Ww11