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Spies of WWII

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Grace Jones

on 2 April 2013

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Violette Reine Elizabeth Bushell Virginia Hall A woman from Baltimore
British Intelligence
Hunted by Gestapo
Had one leg
Used a wooden one
Joined US OSS
Worked for CIA
Retired in 1966
Died 1982 - 78 years old Bibliographies Worked for OSS
Vichy France
Great spy
Josef Beck
Polish Experts overcoming Germany's Enigma enciphering machine
Obtained proof of Hitler's plans to dismember Czechoslovakia
Code name "Cynthia"
Undercover as an Am. journalist --> to France
Charles Brousse - the press attache
Offered his mistress anything she needed
"Black bag"
"secret entry into a
home or office to steal
or copy materials." Amy Elizabeth Thorpe Female Spies Of World War II Born in Paris
Code name Louise
Recruited and trained for...
British Special Operation Executive (SOE)
Tortured and interrogated
Executed in a concentration camp
23 years old
She and her husband - most decorated couple in WWII Her Duties Collected and sent invaluable information
Coordinated air drops in support of D-Day
Trained/led maquis resistance groups in...
Guerilla warfare
Taught herself to walk without a limp
Stayed undercover Training Night and daylight navigation
Escape and evasion
Allied and German weapons
Unarmed combat
Cryptography First Mission Reorganize French Resistance
Sabotage road and railway bridges
Report on local factories producing war materials for Germans
Establish bombing targets Women's Army Auxiliary Corp
Eleanor Roosevelt
Oveta Culp Hobby
First commanding officer of WAAC
200 service women died Introduction of Women 'Our meetings were very fruitful, and I let him make love to me as often as he wanted, since this guaranteed the smooth flow of political information I needed.' Weapons Bibliographies "Amazing Spy Equipment Used by OSS During World War II." Top Secret Projects, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, Corruption News and Breaking Stories. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.
"Amy Elizabeth Thorpe." JamieLamb. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.
"Femalespies - Violette Reine Szabo." Femalespies - Violette Reine Szabo. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.
"WORLD WAR II SPY COLLECTION - Historical Autograph." WORLD WAR II SPY COLLECTION - Historical Autograph. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. 'Ashamed? Not in the least,' she once said. 'My superiors told me that the results of my work saved thousands of British and American lives….It involved me in situations from which 'respectable' women draw back–but mine was total commitment. Wars are not won by respectable methods.' Weapons Acetone Liberator Garrote
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