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 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
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, - 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 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. 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