Flowers For the Cockpit

Whilst doing some preliminary research for my impending PhD, I came across a remarkable young woman. My research will focus on the women of the U.S. Air Force who were posted to Great Britain during the Second World War and the Cold War. These ladies were mostly nurses and clerical support workers in WWII, or […]

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One Woman and Her Lions

In my previous post about the Indian Princess, Noor Inayat Khan, I said that I had two favourite SOE agents. One was Noor, and the other is the subject of this post. Pearl Witherington was a British subject, born and raised in Paris. Of the thirty-nine women sent to occupied France by SOE, Pearl is […]

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The Indian Princess

I have two favourite SOE ladies. One of them is Nora. Noor Inayat Khan was a phenomenally brave young woman. The daughter of a noble Indian Muslim and his American wife, Ora Ray Baker (related to Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement), Noor was technically an Indian princess. Her father was descended […]

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