Scarce Flown SOE resistance WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT cover

Scarce Flown SOE resistance WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT cover
Scarce Flown SOE resistance WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT cover

Scarce Flown SOE resistance WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT cover

Scarce Flown SOE WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT. Cerilly French Stamp 1981, Cerilly is close to where Nancy was dropped on 1 3 1944.

Living in Marseilles with her French industrialist husband when the war broke out, Wake slowly became enmeshed with French efforts against the Germans, and worked to get people out of France. Later she became a leading figure in the maquis groups of the French Resistance and was one of the Allies' most decorated servicewomen.

After the fall of France in 1940, she became a courier for the French Resistance and later joined the escape network of Captain Ian Garrow. By 1943, Wake was the Gestapo's most wanted person with a 5-million-franc price on her head. Therefore, it became necessary for her to leave France. After reaching Britain, Wake joined the Special Operations Executive.

On March 1, 1944, she parachuted into occupied France near Auvergne, becoming a liaison between London and the local maquis group headed by Captain Henri Tardivat in the Forest of Tronçais. From April 1944 until the liberation of France, her 7,000+ maquisards fought the Germans in many different ways. At one point, being aware of this large group of Maquis, the Germans sent in 22,000 soldiers to wipe them out.

However, due to Wake's extraordinary organizing abilities, her Maquisards were able to defeat them causing 1,400 German deaths, while suffering only 100 among themselves. This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Military". The seller is "deets_94" and is located in this country: GB.

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Scarce Flown SOE resistance WW11 FDC Signed NANCY WAKE & Henri TARDIVAT cover