THE INDIAN PRINCESS AS A HEROINE OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE
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THE INDIAN PRINCESS AS A HEROINE OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE
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Anna Suvorova 
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55-59
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Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan (1914-1944) was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War who was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest civilian decoration in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations, and the French Croix de Guerre. Also known as «Nora Baker» in England and «Madeleine» in France, she was of Indian and American origin. As an SOE agent, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance. Having been arrested, she was classified as «highly dangerous» and shackled in chains most of the time. Nevertheless, she remained uncooperative and continued to refuse to give any information on her work or her fellows. In 1944, she was moved to the Dachau Concentration camp and executed there. In 2012, Princess Anne unveiled the bronze bust commemorating her in the centre of London.
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Second World War, struggle against fascism, British secret service, French Resistance, Indian Sufism
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01.05.2015
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