By (author) Shrabani Basu
Spy Princess by Shrabani Basu
Book Descriptionroduct Description (1000 characters, including spaces): *This is the remarkable biography of Noor Inayat Khan, code namedMadeleine. The first woman wireless transmitter in occupied France during WWII, she was trained by Britain's SOE and assumed the most dangerous resistance post in underground Paris. Betrayed into the hands of the Gestapo, Noor resisted intensive interrogation, severe deprivation and torture with courage and silence, revealing nothing to her captors, not even her own name. She was executed at Dachau in 1944.Spy Princess details Noor's inspiring life from birth to death, incorporating information from her family, friends, witnesses, andofficial records including recently released personal files of SOEoperatives. It is the story of a young woman who lived with grace, beauty, courage and determination, and who bravely offering the ultimate sacrifice of her own life in service of her ideals. Her last word was Liberte.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780930872786
(231mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Omega Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Omega Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Spy Princess, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Shrabani Basu
Features the story of Noor Inayat Khan, the descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. This book presents the story of Noor's life from her birth in Moscow - where her father was a Sufi preacher - to her capture by the Germans.
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