Nicola Pauline Marie Trahan

Nicola Pauline Marie Trahan

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...
Denise Bloch

Denise Bloch

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...
William Grover-Williams

William Grover-Williams

Born on January 16, 1903, Grover-Williams led a life of duality, seamlessly transitioning from the glamour of the racetrack to the clandestine operations of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during wartime. Grover-Williams’ journey into the world of...
Elaine Madden

Elaine Madden

Elaine Madden was a Belgian-born spy who served in the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. She played a crucial role in gathering intelligence, disrupting the German war effort, protecting important figures, and communicating securely with...
Michael Trotobas

Michael Trotobas

September 7, 1941. SOE agent Michael Trotobas and 5 other agents parachuted into central France. Trotobas was a perfect candidate for the SOE. He was an excellent athlete, a small arms instructor, had led a platoon at Dunkirk, and he spoke French. For the next 6 weeks...