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Nancy Wake : a biography of our greatest war heroine

Author: Peter FitzSimons; Stephanie Daniel
Publisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio ; Grand Haven, MI : Distributed by Brilliance Audio, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Nancy Wake; Nancy Wake
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter FitzSimons; Stephanie Daniel
ISBN: 9781742144832 1742144837 9781743107430 1743107439
OCLC Number: 551205913
Notes: Bolinda Audio: BAB 0911XX.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Stephanie Daniel.
Description: 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 27 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peter FitzSimons.

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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.

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