Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake

During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was New Zealand born and Allied agent Nancy Wake who earned the Legion of Honour from France. She once led 7,000 men against the Nazis. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS soldier with her bare hands, to prevent him from raising the alarm during an undercover raid and she also saved hundreds of Allied parachuters within enemy territory. She was the Second World War's most decorated woman.

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