Nancy Wake. A Biography Of Our Greatest War Heroine.

Fitzsimons Peter

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2001
Edition: Reprint

Description: 310 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. As A Naive, 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 Nazi Presence. What Began As A Courier Job Here And There Became A Highly Successful Escape Network For Allied Soldiers, Perfectly Camourflaged By Nancy's High-society Life In Marseille.

Publishers Description: In this work, Nancy Wake - an Australian who became the most highly decorated women of World War II - reveals her story. At the age of 22, Nancy set sail for France a naive romantic. After living and working in Paris in the 1930s, World War II broke out and changed the course of her life forever. Appalled by what she'd seen of the Nazis in Berlin and Vienna, Nancy joined a resistance group in Marseilles helping to smuggle out escaped British prisoners. By 1943, Nancy had become the No 1 target on the Gestapo's most wanted list and there was a five million-franc price on her head.

ISBN: 9780732269197

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