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11 Women Warriors of World War II

Mental_floss is marking 11/11/11 by posting lists of 11 things all day long! It's also Veterans Day, so what better time to learn about some heroes that you might not otherwise know, like eleven women of various nations who served in World War II. One was Nancy Wake, a New Zealand native who was living in France when Germany invaded.
Wake immediately went to work for the French resistance, hiding and smuggling men out of France and ferrying contraband supplies and falsified documents. She was once captured and interrogated for days, but gave no secrets away. With the Nazis in hot pursuit, Wake managed to escape to Britain in 1943, and joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a British intelligence agency. After training with weapons and parachutes, she was airdropped back into France -as an official spy and warrior. Wake had no trouble shooting Nazis or blowing up buildings with the French guerrilla fighters known as maquis in the service of the resistance. She once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands.

Read what happened to Wake and ten others in this list of eleven at mental_floss. Link

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My grandma (who is still alive) was one of the first women in the English army. She was a plane spotter for the anti-aircraft gunners. She is still kicking ass and taking names, and lives here in Canada near the rest of our family.
Check this out about here from the Memory Project Digital Archive -
http://66.241.252.164/digital-archive/profile.cfm?collectionid=566&cnf=wwII
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