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Churchill's favorite  spy,  Christine Granville's most devastating weapon was her ability to charm men and always had a knife strapped to her thigh

The spy who loved men: She was Churchill's favourite spy, the inspiration for Bond's lover in Casino Royale, and always had a knife strapped to her thigh

Churchill's favorite spy, Christine Granville's most devastating weapon was her ability to charm men and always had a knife strapped to her thigh. Vesper from Casino Royale is based on her character

Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years.

Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family & friends in an attic annex above Anne's father's place of business from the Nazis during World War II. "I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done.

Anna Zakrzewska served with the Polish underground army as a courier and a medical orderly.  Zakrzewska's underground code name was Hanka Biała (White Hannah). She received training at the end of June and in July 1944 in the Wyszkowa forest. She was killed in the course of desperate combat during the Warsaw Uprising, aged 18.

Anna Zakrzewska served with the Polish underground army as a courier and a medical orderly. Zakrzewska's underground code name was Hanka Biała (White Hannah). She was killed in the course of desperate combat during the Warsaw Uprising, aged

Violette Szabo – “The Bravest of Us All”, an undercover secret agent for the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Occupied France during World War Two. After completing two special missions, she was captured by the Germans and executed in 1945.

Violette Szabo – “The Bravest of Us All”, an undercover secret agent for the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Occupied France during World War Two. After completing two special missions, she was captured by the Germans and executed in

During WWII 168 female pilots fought against all the odds for the right to aid the war effort. They were expected to fly wherever the need was greatest , in whatever aircraft was required - one in 10 women pilots died flying for the ATA.  Their story is one of courage, sexism, patriotism but above all, a story about women who wanted to break the confines of the world they lived in - and reach for the skies ~

During WWII 168 female pilots fought against all the odds for the right to aid the war effort. They were expected to fly wherever the need was greatest , in whatever aircraft was required - one in 10 women pilots died flying for the ATA.

... Annie Kenney, (1879 - 1953) Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied.

Annie Kenney, - Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. MY Grandma - E Grey (Winley) was a suffragette

Irena Sendler b: 15 February 1910  Warsaw, Russian; d: 12 May 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland --  Sendler smuggled 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto, thereby saving those children from being killed in the Holocaust. The Nazis eventually discovered her activities, tortured her, and sentenced her to death; but she managed to evade execution and survive the war.

Irena Sendler Died 12 May 2008 (age Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.

While in the US, women were working at factories while men were fighting in WWII, Russian women fought with their male counterparts as equal soldiers.

While in the US, women were working at factories while men were fighting in WWII, Russian women fought with their male counterparts as equal soldiers. Both had their roles to play, and show that war affects entire societies, not just the soldiers.

Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent show the tender side of Churchill's favourite spy who always had a knife strapped to her thigh Imperial War Museum photos show a new side to Christine Granville The Polish native was the first female special agent She carried out amazing feats of daring and bravado fighting the Nazis in occupied France

Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent sho

Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent show the tender side of Churchill's favourite spy who always had a knife strapped to her thigh Imperial War Museum photos show a new side to Christine Granville The Polish native was the first female special agent She carried out amazing feats of daring and bravado fighting the Nazis in occupied France

The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 #History #WWII

The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 History WWII

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