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BBC Timewatch: The Princess Spy




Documentary about Noor Inayat Khan, who in 1943 became the first woman wireless operator to be sent into war-torn France. It was the most dangerous job in SOE, Churchill’s secret army, and she was not expected to survive long.

The daughter of an Indian mystic and a writer of children’s stories in pre-war Paris, she was a curious choice for a secret agent, but became London’s vital link with Nazi-occupied Paris. Betrayed, captured and tortured, Noor revealed nothing before she was executed. She was awarded the George Cross for her bravery.





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