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Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) SS-Obergruppenführer (General) and General der Polizei, chief of the Reich Main Security Office (including the Gestapo, Kripo, and SD) and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia. Thankfully assassinated by Czech patriots.

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Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm.

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After 65 years in the shadows, the Indian heroine of Churchill's elite SOE spy network is to be recognised with a statue in London

Noor Inayat Khan, the British agent who ran a spy network in Paris. For ten months she was tortured by the Gestapo desperate for any information about SOE operations, but she stood firm and was eventually executed at Dachau concentration camp on September 13, 1944, aged just 30.

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Twisted love letters of Nazi death camp monster Heinrich Himmler

Right-hand henchman: Adolf Hitler stands beside Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, to observe a parade of Nazi Stormtroopers in this file photo from 1940

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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.

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On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. Yet what had they (and their families) done to warrant such an end?

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Violette Szabo. An SOE agent in occupied France, she regrouped a section of the French resistance on her first mission. Sadly she was captured on her second mission after running out of ammo in a gunfight. She was interrogated, tortured and executed at the age of 23. Her 4 year old daughter received Violette's posthumous George Cross the following year.

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