Denise Madeleine Bloch, SOE section F Danièle, Catherine, Ambroise Paris, 21/01/1916 Ravensbrück, 5/2/1945
10 Of The Most Famous Spies In History
Famous Spies Virginia Hall Known by her moniker “Artemis” in Germany, Virginia Hall was a US spy who worked with the Special Operations Executive during World War II in the 1940s and later for a division of the CIA. Her efforts included helping the French Underground in Vichy and the French resistance as a correspondent, and the Gestapo referred to her as “the most dangerous of all Allied spies”. Oh, and she only had one leg – the other was amputated from the knee down.
Lilian Rolfe 1914-1945. British spy in WW2, wireless operator, reported on German troop movements, took part in French Resistance missions. Executed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.
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Maurice Maxime Leon Dupont ("Yvan") (1921-1989) was an officer in the French army, before he became the head of SOE's Diplomat network, a well-organized circuit of 400 maquis.
Jean-Claude Guiet (1924-2013) parachuted into France for SOE with orders to prevent the 2nd SS Panzer Division from reinforcing German troops at the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. According to historian Harry Butowsky, they siphoned off the axle oil from the division’s rail transport rail cars, replacing it with abrasive grease. The team continued to work with the French Resistance, eventually forcing the surrender of more than 75,000 German troops in Limoges.
Denise VERNAY, résistante Française FFI
Alfred Newton (1914-1978). The Newton brothers were sent to France by the SOE to establish their own GREENHEART circuit. They recruited about 200 men, though a lack of money and arms finally convinced them to abandon their work and join an escape line into Spain. Unfortunately an informer heard about their plans, and on 4 April 1943 they were arrested. By repeatedly changing their prison numbers within the camp, they were able to avoid detection. Only 4 British agents survived the camp.
Adher Pierre Arthur (Andre) Watt (1914- ) was a radio operator for SOE's Farrier Circuit