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Noor Inayat Khan / Nora Baker, (Urdu: نور عنایت خان ) GC, MBE was an Allied heroine of the Second World War.  Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan, 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.

Noor Inayat Khan / Nora Baker, (Urdu: نور عنایت خان ) GC, MBE was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan, 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.

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, WW2 Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied Paris, refused to carry a weapon to honor her pacifist beliefs, captured by the Nazis, escaped from them twice, finally executed by them. Posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the British George Cross.

One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, WW2 Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied Paris, refused to carry a weapon to honor her pacifist beliefs, captured by the Nazis, escaped from them twice, finally executed by them. Posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the British George Cross.

Violette Szabo – “The Bravest of Us All”, an undercover secret agent for the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Occupied France during World War Two. After completing two special missions, she was captured by the Germans and executed in 1945.

Violette Szabo – “The Bravest of Us All”, an undercover secret agent for the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Occupied France during World War Two. After completing two special missions, she was captured by the Germans and executed in 1945.

Phyllis Latour Doyle, a 93-year-old former British spy who was parachuted behind enemy lines in occupied Normandy

Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French heroine

Phyllis Latour Doyle, a 93-year-old former British spy who was parachuted behind enemy lines in occupied Normandy

Leading Aircraftwomen Lilian Bader (nee Bailey), a British woman of West Indian parentage, who was among the first women in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force to be trained as an Instrument Repairer.

Leading Aircraftwomen Lilian Bader (nee Bailey), a British woman of West Indian parentage, who was among the first women in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force to be trained as an Instrument Repairer.

Considering that she's the single most-decorated female soldier in world military history, a grizzled seven-year veteran of three wars fought across two continents, a two-time recipient of her country's highest award for military bravery, and a poor farm girl who single-handedly captured at least fifty enemy combatants and two enemy trenches during her career, there's not a whole lot of digital ink on the Internet dedicated to Sergeant Milunka Savic …

Considering that she's the single most-decorated female soldier in world military history, a grizzled seven-year veteran of three wars fought across two continents, a two-time recipient of her country's highest award for military bravery, and a poor farm girl who single-handedly captured at least fifty enemy combatants and two enemy trenches during her career, there's not a whole lot of digital ink on the Internet dedicated to Sergeant Milunka Savic …

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

The Women who Spied for Britain: Female Spies of the Second World War

The Women who Spied for Britain: Female Spies of the Second World War

She was betrayed by a double agent, ‘Colonel Henri’ in April 1943 ...

She was betrayed by a double agent, ‘Colonel Henri’ in April 1943 ...

Denise Bloch  had experience in the French Resistance when she turned up in London. Despite the fact that she was a Jew &  warned that the Gestapo probably  knew who she was, Bloch returned France to undermine the German occupation.   trained to collect, code, & transmit information, but with orders, as well, to cut the railway & telephone lines just before the U.S. troop invasion on D-Day. fulfilling her mission threw the Germans into great confusion  while under  massive unexpected attack.

Denise Bloch had experience in the French Resistance when she turned up in London. Despite the fact that she was a Jew & warned that the Gestapo probably knew who she was, Bloch returned France to undermine the German occupation. trained to collect, code, & transmit information, but with orders, as well, to cut the railway & telephone lines just before the U.S. troop invasion on D-Day. fulfilling her mission threw the Germans into great confusion while under massive unexpected attack.

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