Women Spies of WWII: Special Lunchbox Lecture
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April 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This lecture is an online event only through Facebook Live on the National D-Day Memorial’s Facebook page.
“Women Spies of WWII” by April Cheek-Messier, President and CEO, National D-Day Memorial Foundation
The lecture “Women Spies of WWII” will focus on the life of Virginia Hall, an American spy who helped escaped POWs, downed airmen and who was responsible for killing 150 German soldiers and capturing 500 others while organizing resistance activities. Hall was so successful in her work that the Gestapo issued these orders in the hunt for her. “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.”
The program will also explore the life of Christine Granville, Britain’s first female special agent who parachuted into France where an agent’s average life expectancy was only six weeks.