The Resource Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake

Label
Nancy Wake
Title
Nancy Wake
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
  • Biography of our greatest war heroine, nineteen twelve to twenty eleven
  • Biography of our greatest war heroine, nineteen twelve to two thousand eleven
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10181876
Cataloging source
ANL
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
940.5344092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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biography of our greatest war heroine, 1912-2011
Label
Nancy Wake
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca84a1bf-c071-48f1-8e56-244ca0668c94
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743095713
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Nancy Wake
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca84a1bf-c071-48f1-8e56-244ca0668c94
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743095713
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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