The Gestapo's most wanted

In honour of Women’s History Month, Kate Plummer explores the story of Nancy Wake, the White Mouse.

In honour of Women’s History Month, Kate Plummer explores the story of Nancy Wake, the White Mouse.

NANCY Wake, or the White Mouse as she was known, served as a British Special Operations Executive agent during the later part of World War Two.

The Gestapo referred to her as the White Mouse because of how she eluded capture.

She became a courier for the French Resistance and by 1943, Wake was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, with a price of five million francs on her head.

Wake inspires me, because although she was in deadly situations and in danger, she handled them and stayed one step ahead of the Gestapo, or anyone who was looking for her.

While she was living in Europe in the 1930s, she saw first hand the rise of Hitler, Nazism and anti-Semitism.

This is what caused her to have the determination to fight against the Nazis and work against them, which eventually led to her courageous role in the French Resistance.

This particularly inspires me because she did not just stand by and let it happen, she resisted it and fought against the Nazis.

She did not let the fact that it was dangerous and could have gotten her killed by the Nazis, stop her.

Wake also used an ambulance to help refugees fleeing from the German advances. She was beautiful and from a wealthy background.

This is inspiring to me because she used her privilege to help people, especially Jewish people, get away from the Germans.

She did not just use it for her own purposes, she helped people who were in danger even when she was in danger herself.

Wake eventually had to escape from France as the Gestapo were desperately looking for her. She got from France, to Spain, and then Britain.

She was captured in Spain and interrogated but she refused to give any information, and tricked her captors into releasing her.

Wake was deceptive and could seemingly get herself out of any situation, which is something that inspires me, as it shows how she was always one step ahead.

She stayed safe as well and kept calm under pressure.

Nancy Wake inspires me because of her feisty personality and how she was both feminine and masculine.

She became involved and did her best to fight Nazism.

NANCY Wake, or the White Mouse as she was known, served as a British Special Operations Executive agent during the later part of World War Two.

The Gestapo referred to her as the White Mouse because of how she eluded capture.

She became a courier for the French Resistance and by 1943, Wake was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, with a price of five million francs on her head.

Wake inspires me, because although she was in deadly situations and in danger, she handled them and stayed one step ahead of the Gestapo, or anyone who was looking for her.

While she was living in Europe in the 1930s, she saw first hand the rise of Hitler, Nazism and anti-Semitism.

This is what caused her to have the determination to fight against the Nazis and work against them, which eventually led to her courageous role in the French Resistance.

This particularly inspires me because she did not just stand by and let it happen, she resisted it and fought against the Nazis.

She did not let the fact that it was dangerous and could have gotten her killed by the Nazis, stop her.

Wake also used an ambulance to help refugees fleeing from the German advances. She was beautiful and from a wealthy background.

This is inspiring to me because she used her privilege to help people, especially Jewish people, get away from the Germans.

She did not just use it for her own purposes, she helped people who were in danger even when she was in danger herself.

Wake eventually had to escape from France as the Gestapo were desperately looking for her. She got from France, to Spain, and then Britain.

She was captured in Spain and interrogated but she refused to give any information, and tricked her captors into releasing her.

Wake was deceptive and could seemingly get herself out of any situation, which is something that inspires me, as it shows how she was always one step ahead.

She stayed safe as well and kept calm under pressure.

Nancy Wake inspires me because of her feisty personality and how she was both feminine and masculine.

She became involved and did her best to fight Nazism.

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