Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”"
"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"
"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"
"don’t give me that French shit."
yeah but the question is: would my favorite character find me cute?
pug puppies falling asleep together
flower fairies, peony & iris
Don’t judge a book by its cover, HA, more like buy the same book four times because they keep coming out with prettier and prettier covers.
Billy Boyd (Pippin) stealing Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf)’s tea and biscuits during filming for Return of the King.
Flooded ruins at Angkor
I’m having fun with Snapchat and the RoTG art book
who summon me