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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.


1972: Armed British soldiers on patrol in Lisbon Street, Belfast, during the Official IRA's unconditional ceasefire


Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French heroine

Phyllis Latour Doyle, a 93-year-old former British spy who was parachuted behind enemy lines in occupied Normandy


The Battle of Goose Green: The Devil's Battalion

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Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Eileen Nearne — known as Didi — was, in fact, one of the bravest secret agents of World War II. She sent over 105 radio transmissions that paved the way for Allied troop movements. The average SOE lasted 6 weeks, she worked for more 5 months. When caught, she showed exceptional courage, withstanding torture, incarceration, and concentration camps. She survived the war and was awarded the Croix de Guerre.


An Avro Vulcan B.2 bomber dropping conventional ordinance during a training session over a bombing range (possibly in Canada).