Legendary Female Spies

It has been believed that women’s traditional role was in the domestic. However, numerous women changed their social status and working lives for their involvement in working in many outside fields especially serving as spies in the war time. There was little doubt that their work played an important factor in the outcome of wars. They were often successful and unsuspected. Another distinguishing feature was that they were very beautiful and talent.

 

Violette Bushell, who was born in June 1921, was inducted into Special Operations Executives. She was trained intensively in night and daylight navigation, evasion and escape, and communication. On arriving at Limoges, France, Bushell coordinated the activities of the local Maquis.

 

Violette Szabo, GC the British SOE hereoine

 

Krystyna Skarbek, an Polish Special Operations Executive agent, used the name Christine Granville in 1941. She was one of the longest-serving of all wartime women agents in Britain.

 

Krystyna Skarbek, an Polish Special Operations Executive agent

 

Born in Baltimore, US, Virginia Hall developed a keen interest in modern languages at Radcliffe College. She was very talented and able to inform the Allies that the German General Staff had relocated its headquarters from Lyons to Le Puy. She became an intelligence analyst in 1951.

 

Virginia Hall was talented and able to inform the Allies

 

Nancy Wake was code-named “The White Mouse”. She was able to elude capture. She became an organizer, saboteur, and Resistance fighter.

 

Nancy Wake was code-named “The White Mouse”

 

Mata Hari, who was born in 1876 and died in 1917, was the stage name of the Dutch exotic dancer Gertrud Margarete Zelle. Hari attended college in Leiden. To many high-ranking allied military officer, she was a courtesan. She worked as an agent for French military intelligence.

 

Mata Hari was the stage name of the Dutch exotic dancer Gertrud Margarete Zelle

 

 

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