From A Mighty Girl: Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French heroine – Telegraph At age 23, British secret agent Phyllis Latour Doyle parachuted into occupied Normandy in May 1944 to gather intelligence on Nazi positions in preparation for D-Day. As an agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), Doyle secretly relayed 135... Read more »
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