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Full name : Nancy Wake
Alias : Nancy Wake
Gender : Women
Country : France
Birthday : 30-08-1912
Address : Wellington, New Zealand
Animals : The Rat
Zodiac : Virgo
Died : 07-08-2011
Father : Charles Augustus Wake
Mother : Ella Wake
Siblings :
Husband : Henri Edmond Fiocca, John Forward
Children :
Education : North Sydney Girls High School
Position :
Activists : Miscellaneous

Nancy Grace Augusta Wake was a ‘Special Operations Executive’ agent of the British at the time of the ‘Second World War’ and among the most wanted spies by the ‘Gestapo’. The ‘Gestapo’ who called Wake ‘The White Mouse’, declared a price of 5 million-franc on her head. She joined the ‘French Resistance’ where she became a prominent figure in its maquis group. She remained one of the most distinguished servicewomen of the ‘Allies’ during the war. Following the downfall of France she served ‘French Resistance’ as a messenger. After a while she became a member of the Allied Escape Route Organisation and helped hundreds of fugitive prisoners of war, political refugees and Allied fliers and troops in search for a safe route to escape from France to Spain. She was incarcerated and upon release she moved to Spain and later to England. In England she joined the British ‘Special Operations Executive’ as special agent. In April 1944, she landed in Auvergne, in occupied France and was delegated the task of a liaison between the local maquis group operating from Forest of Tronçais, led by Captain Henri Tardivat, and London. She helped the group in preparing for an uprising that saw around 7000 maquisard brave hearts fighting 22,000 German soldiers. She is the recipient of several honors and medals and a subject of many authors, a movie and a television series.

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