Noor Inayat Khan was a descendant of Indian royalty, brought up in the Sufi tradition of non-violence. Born in Moscow in 1914, she was brought up in Paris and London and was a dreamy young woman who loved music and writing children's stories.
But there was another side to Noor; she was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France during the war, and single-handedly did the work of six people as the Nazis closed in on her network.
She was eventually captured but attempted escape within minutes and in ten months of brutal interrogation she didn't give the gestapo a single piece of information; they didn't even discover her name. Jenni speaks Shrabani Basu, author of a new biography about the Spy Princess.
Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan by Shrabani Basu, Sutton Publishing, ISBN: 0750939656
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