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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.


Wikipedia, obvs

Timeline World History Documentaries, How Nancy Wake Saved Countless Lives | Enemy Of The Reich, July 18 2018,

Variety, “Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II-Set Limited Series For Vendôme, Anonymous Content, August 27, 2020

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

Kim Willsher, “Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis”, August 9, 2011

Australian War Memorial, “Nancy Grace Augusta Wake”

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