Krystyna Skarbek (aka Christine Granville & Madame Pauline Armand) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France.
demons: “ Vera Atkins (real name Vera-May Rosenberg) was recruited by the spymaster known as Intrepid—Canadian business man William Stephesen—at the age of twenty-three and before the outbreak of.
French flag with the cross of Lorraine - Picture of Army Museum, Paris - TripAdvisor
Here is a 1940s picture of the "Vichy" French embassy on Wyoming Street before the mission staff was sent by the US government to be intered at The Hershey Hotel in Hershey, PA. There was one member, however, whose life story I was chasing down--and found it!
This is the site of the former "Vichy" French embassy in DC prior to the US declaring war on Germany after the invasion of France and the setting up of the puppet regime collarborating with Hitler's occupiers. It took a while to be sure this was the same place, but eventually, I confirmed it with a photo taken in the eaerly 1940s...
Every museum these days has a "shop" and the DC Spy Museum was no exception. These places are great for a novelist looking for specialized research on a narrow topic: American female secret agents operating in the US and Europe BEFORE our country entered WWII...
Entering the "inner sanctum" of the spy museum with artifacts I was tracking down from the former OSS (forerunner of the current C.I.A.).
My first stop in DC was "The Spy Museum"--not to be missed! I was on the trail of American female secret agents operating during WWII in the US and Europe
The Williard Hotel has been around DC for years...but I wanted to see it now, and compare with pictures shot in the 1940s.