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Honoured at last, the Indian heroine of Churchill's spies

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:01 am 

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On 13 September 1944, a glamorous British agent known as Madeleine was shot dead at Dachau concentration camp by her Nazi captors. Despite being tortured by the Gestapo during 10 months of imprisonment, she had revealed nothing of use to her interrogators. Her last act was to shout "Liberté!".

Her bravery and forbearance were made all the remarkable by the fact that Madeleine's real name was Noor Inayat Khan, and she was the daughter of an Indian Muslim preacher and a devoted supporter of independence for her ancestral homeland. She had joined Winston Churchill's sabotage force, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), and was the first female radio operator sent into France, with the famous instruction to "set Europe ablaze".
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