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Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan (but also as Nora Baker[1] and Madeleine[2]), she was of Indian Sufi origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.

National Panasonic "Toot-a-Loop" radio model R-72 S, 1972 was designed to be worn around the wrist like a bracelet or carried like a purse. Photo by gerson lessa. #Radio #Toot_a_Loop #Panasonic

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d'Honneur from French president Charles deGaulle.

The iPod has nothing on this adorably turquoise transistor radio from the early 1960s.