Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents.
Raymond Flower (1912-1967). Active for SOE in 1942-1943, code name "Gaspar". He was the organiser of the "MONKEYPUZZLE" circuit, but fell out with several SOE agents, tried to have fellow SOE agent Culioli killed with a lethal pill, and was recalled back to London. According to his wife he refused to accept his award of Croix de Guerre.
Overshoes, decoy 'sneakers': SOE. Made as an aid for deception for use by SOE agents, these overshoes, commonly termed as sneakers, were worn tied over conventional footwear. Devised for use in the Southeast Asia/Pacific theatres, when the agent landed on a beach from the sea it was hoped that his 'footprints' would deceive the Japanese into thinking that only natives had travelled in the vicinity.
Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent sho
Heroine Noor Inayat Khan. As an SOE agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance. Recipient of the George Cross, the highest civilian decoration in the United Kingdom.