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Nancy Wake: a biography of our greatest war heroine / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Stephanie Daniel.

Nancy Wake: a biography of our greatest war heroine / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Stephanie Daniel.
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ISBN 9781742144832
1742144837
Author FitzSimons, Peter
Title Nancy Wake [sound recording] : a biography of our greatest war heroine / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Stephanie Daniel.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, 2010.
Pagination etc. 9 sound discs (CD)(ca. 11 hr., 27 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents note Unabridged.
Bolinda Audio: BAB 0911XX.
Performer note Read by Stephanie Daniel.
Summary Note In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful, and so notorious, that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio, nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.
Subject - Name Wake, Nancy, -- 1912-2011
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Biography
Talking books
Added Author Daniel, Stephanie
Shelf Location CD B WAKE
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