Master of Disguise

Master of Disguise

A military field nurse, a Bible salesman, a black man named Cuff, an Irish soap peddler–these were just a few of the disguises adopted by Emma Edmonds, who fled an abusive father at age 15. Her father had wanted a son and resented her for not being a boy to help...
The “White Rabbit”–a Real-Life James Bond

The “White Rabbit”–a Real-Life James Bond

Forest Frederick Edward “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas was born in London, but moved with his family to France when he was very young. By 1914, at the outbreak of WWI, the family lived in Paris. At the age of 16, and unable to join either the British or French Army...
He Changed The Course Of History

He Changed The Course Of History

The plan was daring: Parachute in the middle of the night onto a snow-covered mountain, then ski cross country in subzero temperatures to blow up a remote power plant. When Germany invaded Norway in 1940, many members of the military fled to Britain. Some , like...
Winston Churchill’s Favorite Spy

Winston Churchill’s Favorite Spy

Maria Krystyna Janina Skarbek, also known as Christine Granville, was a Polish agent of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. She became a British agent even before formation of the SOE, and was its first, and longest-serving,...
Julie Child’s First Recipe

Julie Child’s First Recipe

Everyone knows “The French Chef” Julia Child, and most know of her secret past as a top secret researcher for the OSS.  Too tall to enlist in the Women’s Army corps, she joined the OSS, and was quickly promoted from her position of clerk typist to...
The White Mouse

The White Mouse

Known as  Die “Weisse Maus” (the “White Mouse”) by the Germans, Nancy Wake first worked in occupied France with the escape network, which assisted Allied airmen in evading capture and escaping to Spain. She herself had to escape, once the...