Violette Szabo

Violette Szabo— Codename: Louise

Violette Szabo (1921 – 1945) was a French-born British spy during the WW2. Her young husband had been killed in the war and she vowed revenge on the Nazi Regime. Because she could speak French so well and because she was so passionate to help in the War effort, she was trained as a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent and sent as a courier to France. Her first mission was a success but on her second mission, she was captured by the Nazis. However, she never once gave away any secrets. She was posthumously awarded the St George Cross among other medals of honor. Her heroism shines light on what many brave women did for the resistance effort.

More can be read about her at the Violet Szabo Museum website.

A movie was made about her story in 1957. You can watch the whole thing in glorious black and white here:

 

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