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S2E11: Nancy Wake AKA 'The White Mouse' - A Zesty WWII Hero Who Definitely Killed A Guy

Season 2, Ep. 11

This month, Josie (fresh from her trip to France) tells Mel about Nancy Wake - an Aussie living in the south of France who became a spy known as the White Mouse during WWII.


This episode of The Zest Is History was produced by Josie Rozenberg-Clarke, with research by Caitlin Robson.


Credits:

Wikipedia, obvs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake

Timeline World History Documentaries, How Nancy Wake Saved Countless Lives | Enemy Of The Reich, July 18 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15A

Variety, “Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II-Set Limited Series For Vendôme, Anonymous Content, August 27, 2020 https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/elizabeth-debicki-world-war-2-vendome-group-anonymous-content-ariel-lawhon-1234750738/

Justine Clarke, “Nancy Wake — the girl who spied”, March 5, 2018

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/fierce-girls/nancy-wake-the-girl-who-spied/9485892

Kim Willsher, “Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis”, August 9, 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/08/nancy-wake-white-mouse-gestapo

Australian War Memorial, “Nancy Grace Augusta Wake” https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P332


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