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HONORING OUR HEROES
One of the last surviving female agents who served during WWII in the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) passed away recently. Nicola Pauline Marie Trahan parachuted into occupied France when she was only 17. Unlike other agents, notably Phyllis Latour, who...
January, 1943. French Resistance agent Denise Bloch, 26 years old, hikes through the Pyrenees on her way to Spain. Wearing a skirt and half-length coat, she makes the trek on foot, in sub-freezing cold, at high altitude. She is lucky; already she has narrowly evaded...
UPDATE February 8, 2024 The story of Robert Smalls has gained a lot of attention since I wrote this article in 2020. PBS has aired 2 segments and there are two movies in development about his daring escape. Robert Smalls (1839-1915) was born a slave in South...
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