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Peter FITZSIMONS / NANCY WAKE [ Audiobook ]
Peter-FITZSIMONS-NANCY-WAKE-Audiobook
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Like new
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19 Jul, 2014 09:57:04 AEST
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AU $18.50
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Will post to Australia. Read item description or contact seller for postage options. | See details
Item location:
GOSNELLS, WA, Australia

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111385517257
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Last updated on  10 Jul, 2014 07:17:54 AEST  View all revisions

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Condition:
Like new: A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if ... Read moreabout the condition
Format:

MP3

Language:

English

Subject:

Biography & Memoir

Length:

Unabridged

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Complete & Unabridged

11.5 Hours on MP3 CD

Read by Stephanie Daniel


 In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. 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 Nazis. 

What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. 

Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.


 

As the book progresses you slowly start to disbelieve more than you believe, such was the intensity of the time, the dangers and the horror that so many had to endure in occupied France. The book starts in a light hearted manner as high society in 30s France is described, but soon the tempo changes with the Nazi invasion of France and Nancy finds a role for herself as selfless heroine, risking her life almost daily to help the resistance and contribute to their cause. Tragedy and bravery mix in this incredible story, and thanks to the journalistic style in which it is written, make it accessible to a wide audience. Everyone should read it - if only to realise that the war was fought on so many lesser known fronts - and to never forget such a time and all those who helped Europe survive its worst moments.

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great personality 8 Nov 2013
She was the most amazing woman. I have one particular friend who spent many happy hours drinking with with her in later life. She de.serves to be remembered for ever. The book well illustrates her life and character

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