The most decorated women of World War II, Nancy Wake fought against the German’s during their invasion and occupation of France. Before the war Nancy was a freelance journalist but when war broke out Nancy knew she had to join the French Resistance. Nancy would then become an agent of British Special Operations in occupied France. She used her skills to avoid capture and gain information, earning the nickname the “White Mouse”. She was captured at one point but revealed no information. Due to her brave actions she was eventually promoted to Captain and was given the task to cause as much disruption as possible before D-day. She would continue to fight against the Nazis for the rest of the war. She did all of this during a time when women were still seen as less capable than men showing that anyone can accomplish great things if they are willing to fight for them.
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