|I took the “If You Were a Spy…“ quiz on gURL.com|
I am a…
HT to Ms. Kitty for this. If you click on “read more” above, you’ll learn:
In 1943 Hannah Senesh was just 22-years old when she enlisted in the British army in the hopes of liberating her mother from Nazi rule. As one of the first females to volunteer as a paratrooper, Hannah proved herself fearless, however she didn’t make it further than her first mission–she was captured by German soldiers in Budapest. Her captors tried using torture to make her reveal her secret communication code. . . . She never did. She went to her death keeping her secret and her comrades safe.
Today, Hannah’s memory lives on through her beautiful poetry and letters she wrote during World War II.
It’s an appropriate result to the quiz, in that lately I’ve been reading accounts of WWII spies. Just because I’m interested. Starting with The Wolves at the Door, about Virginia Hall. Then there was A Life in Secrets about Vera Atkins who was not (exactly) a spy, but in charge of many. Tonight I’ve just started reading Between Silk and Cyanide. Waiting on the shelf: Sisterhood of Spies.