Friday, September 17, 2010

Served In Secret, Died In Obscurity

Yes, she did; but Eileen Nearne, an SOE radio operator (a job with a staggeringly high mortality rate, every radio transmitter being a great big arrow pointing at its own location) inside occupied France helped win WW II. Captured by German military, she stood up to torture. And when the war was won, she went home to the UK and behaved as if nothing had happened.

Makes my worst weeks look kind of petty. Maybe yours, too?


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Ms. Nearne, I salute you.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I couldn't let her deed go unnoticed in the comments. It would not have been right.