She was "the socialite who killed a Nazi with her bare hands," commemorated in a 2011 obituary in the New York Times. Born in 1912 and raised in Australia, Nancy Wake was working as a journalist in Paris in the 1930s, and witnessed Hitler's rise to power. Working as a courier for the French Resistance and helping stranded Allied fighters in France, she eventually became the Gestapo's most wanted person, nicknamed "the White Mouse" for her ability to elude capture. In 1943 she escaped to England, joined the SOE, and parachuted into Auvergne in 1944 as the liaison between London and the local maquis resistance fighters. Fellow Aussie veteran Russell Braddon chronicles the wartime career of this spirited, flirtatious, yet unflinching heroine.
Used availability for Russell Braddon's Woman in Arms
March 1970 : UK Hardback
June 1989 : UK Paperback