Quotes by: Nancy Wake

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Nancy Grace Augusta Wake
Nancy Wake circa 1945
Nickname(s) Hélène (SOE)
Andrée (French Resistance/SOE Identity)
White Mouse (Gestapo in France)
Witch (Operation:)
Born (1912-08-30)30 August 1912
Wellington, New Zealand
Died 7 August 2011(2011-08-07) (aged 98)
London, England
Allegiance  France
 United Kingdom
Service/branch Special Operations Executive
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
Years of service 1943–1945 (SOE)
Rank Captain
Unit Freelance
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of Australia
George Medal
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de guerre (France)
Medal of Freedom (United States)
RSA Badge in Gold (New Zealand)

I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don't see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.
Nancy Wake
I've always got on very well with the French, perhaps because I'm very natural.
Nancy Wake
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