A group of French teenage girls hugs a soldier during the liberation of Paris, France, from German occupation during World War II. The soldier is smiling and holding his rifle. 25 Aug 1944 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)
During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.