Nancy was born in New Zealand but raised in Sydney, Australia, she is credited with helping hundreds of Allied personnel escape from occupied France. She stared working as a journalist in Paris, she interviewed Adolf Hitler in Vienna in 1933 and then vowed to fight against his persecution of Jews. The German Gestapo named her the “White Mouse” because she was so elusive. The Germans worshipped her beauty and fell prey to her charms; however she was able to kill Nazi’s with her bare hands…
In 1940, Mrs Wake became a French Resistance courier and later a saboteur and spy – setting up escape routes and sabotaging German installations, saving hundreds of Allied lives.
At one point, she was top of the Gestapo’s most wanted list. ”Freedom is the only thing worth living for she was noted saying.
It was only after the liberation of France that she learned her husband, French businessman Henri Fiocca, had been tortured and killed by the Gestapo for refusing to give her up. She was Australia’s most decorated servicewoman, and one of the most decorated Allied servicewomen of World War II.
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