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 »
Phylis Latour Doyle
Random Related Posts
This undefinable adventurer's life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
An Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
This revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…