By Peter Fitzsimons

ISBN-10: 0732269199

ISBN-13: 9780732269197

ISBN-10: 0732274567

ISBN-13: 9780732274566

Appalled via what she'd noticeable of the Nazis in Berlin and Vienna, Nancy joined a resistance workforce in Marseilles supporting to smuggle out escaped British prisoners. by way of 1943, Nancy had develop into the number one aim at the Gestapo's so much sought after checklist, and there has been a 5 million-franc fee on her head.

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Appalled via what she'd visible of the Nazis in Berlin and Vienna, Nancy joined a resistance staff in Marseilles assisting to smuggle out escaped British prisoners. through 1943, Nancy had turn into the number 1 aim at the Gestapo's so much sought after checklist, and there has been a 5 million-franc expense on her head.

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There was the problem, though, that one of the conditions of being a nurse in Sydney was that one had to start with newly purchased uniforms and she simply didn’t have the money to buy them. ’ And actually, there was one other problem. That was, she couldn’t use her real name of Nancy Wake because the police were still looking for her, and she had to give the employment agency a false name. That, at least, was easy as she came up with ‘Shirley Anne Kennedy’ on the spot. ‘Kennedy’ was the name of a woman who had once been kind to her, while ‘Anne Shirley’ was of course the full name of the heroine of Anne of Green Gables— Nancy’s own heroine, who had often daydreamed about bravely nursing people through dangerous illnesses—so it was perfect!

Was . . was . . ‘The biggest penis I have ever seen,’ says Nancy flatly. ‘Actually at that point it was the only [adult] penis I’d ever laid eyes on. ’ It may have been that this curious erection was due to rigor mortis setting in after the death, but neither of them could quite get over how such a small man could possibly have such a large protuberance. Trying not to look and yet still being mesmerised in spite of themselves, they at least got him on to the stretcher, put a sheet over him—which promptly resembled a circus tent in the middle—and drunkenly lurched their way out the door.

They found out shortly afterwards when they docked. ’. Sydney was agog with it for days, weeks, afterwards, amazed at such a public act of civil disobedience. Nancy too. ‘In my limited experience,’ she says, ‘things like that just didn’t happen. The government was the government was the government, and that was that. You did what they said, and you most certainly didn’t take matters into your own hands like de Groot had done, whatever you might have felt about it. ’ It was around this time—appropriately enough, given her line of work—that her own ship came in, metaphorically at least.

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