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Odette Hallowes - GC, MBE, Chevalier de la legion d'honneur. She worked for the French underground, but was betrayed to the Gestapo. Under torture, she stuck to her cover story, was sentenced to death and taken to Ravensbruck. She survived the war and went on to testify against her the prison guards in 1946. Legend!

Odette Hallowes - GC, MBE, Chevalier de la legion d'honneur. She worked for the French underground, but was betrayed to the Gestapo. Under torture, she stuck to her cover story, was sentenced to death and taken to Ravensbruck. She survived the war and went on to testify against her the prison guards in 1946. Legend!

Odette Sansom Hallowes (28 April 1912—13 March 1995) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. After being betrayed by a double agent. She was condemned to death in June 1943, & sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war & testified against the prison guards at a 1946 war crimes trial.

Odette Sansom Hallowes (28 April 1912—13 March 1995) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. After being betrayed by a double agent. She was condemned to death in June 1943, & sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. She survived the war & testified against the prison guards at a 1946 war crimes trial.

Jean Cavailles. (1903-1944). One of a series of French cards commemorating heroes of the Resistance during World War II. French philosopher and mathematician, specialized in philosophy of science at the Sorbonne in Paris. He took part in the French Resistance within the Liberation movement and was shot by the Gestapo on February 17, 1944.

Jean Cavailles. (1903-1944). One of a series of French cards commemorating heroes of the Resistance during World War II. French philosopher and mathematician, specialized in philosophy of science at the Sorbonne in Paris. He took part in the French Resistance within the Liberation movement and was shot by the Gestapo on February 17, 1944.

E.Zawadzka - Polish scouting instructor, SOE agent and a freedom fighter during World War II. Brigadier General of the Polish Army, Paratrooper - the only woman among the Cichociemni, In 1944 fought in the Warsaw Uprising . In 1945 she joined the anti-Communist organization Freedom and Independence (WiN), but quit soon afterwards and took up a teaching job. In 1951 arrested and tortured by UB (Security Service) and sentenced to 10 years in prison. University professor (history). Died at 100.

E.Zawadzka - Polish scouting instructor, SOE agent and a freedom fighter during World War II. Brigadier General of the Polish Army, Paratrooper - the only woman among the Cichociemni, In 1944 fought in the Warsaw Uprising . In 1945 she joined the anti-Communist organization Freedom and Independence (WiN), but quit soon afterwards and took up a teaching job. In 1951 arrested and tortured by UB (Security Service) and sentenced to 10 years in prison. University professor (history). Died at 100.

Gertruida  Wijsmuller-Meier. (Alkmaar, 21 April 1896 – Amsterdam, 30 August 1978) was a Dutch war hero, resistance fighter, and probably after Raoul Wallenberg the greatest savior of Jews. She was recognized as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem. In all likelihood, she, together with other involved with Kindertransport, saved more than 10,000 Jewish children.

Gertruida Wijsmuller-Meier. (Alkmaar, 21 April 1896 – Amsterdam, 30 August 1978) was a Dutch war hero, resistance fighter, and probably after Raoul Wallenberg the greatest savior of Jews. She was recognized as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem. In all likelihood, she, together with other involved with Kindertransport, saved more than 10,000 Jewish children.

Hannie Schaft, part of the Dutch resistance movement in WWII.  She was arrested just 3 weeks before the end of the war.  Her last words to her executioners, between the first and second bullets, were:  "I shoot better than you."  WOW

Hannie Schaft, part of the Dutch resistance movement in WWII. She was arrested just 3 weeks before the end of the war. Her last words to her executioners, between the first and second bullets, were: "I shoot better than you." WOW

Violette Szabo-undercover British agent in the SOE, known as the bravest of us all. She was tortured by Gestapo & executed @ Ravensbruck. Her story was documented by the film & book Carve Her Name W/ Pride.

History's most infamous female spies

Violette Szabo-undercover British agent in the SOE, known as the bravest of us all. She was tortured by Gestapo & executed @ Ravensbruck. Her story was documented by the film & book Carve Her Name W/ Pride.

Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis - Europe - World - The Independent

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis - Europe - World - The Independent

Gabrielle Weidner was a Dutch Seventh Day Adventist resistance fighter during World War II. She and her brother, Johan Hendrik Weidner, with the French Underground, were responsible for saving 1080 persons including 800 Jews and 112 downed Allied Airmen.  She was caught and sent to Ravensbrück where she was starved, beaten and used as slave labor. She died of starvation on Feburary 17, 1945, two days after the Soviets liberated the camp.

Gabrielle Weidner was a Dutch Seventh Day Adventist resistance fighter during World War II. She and her brother, Johan Hendrik Weidner, with the French Underground, were responsible for saving 1080 persons including 800 Jews and 112 downed Allied Airmen. She was caught and sent to Ravensbrück where she was starved, beaten and used as slave labor. She died of starvation on Feburary 17, 1945, two days after the Soviets liberated the camp.

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

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