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The Princess Spy

Documentary. In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan became the first woman wireless operator to be sent into war-torn France, the most dangerous job in Churchill's secret army.

Documentary about Noor Inayat Khan, who in 1943 became the first woman wireless operator to be sent into war-torn France. It was the most dangerous job in SOE, Churchill's secret army, and she was not expected to survive long.

The daughter of an Indian mystic and a writer of children's stories in pre-war Paris, she was a curious choice for a secret agent, but became London's vital link with Nazi-occupied Paris. Betrayed, captured and tortured, Noor revealed nothing before she was executed. She was awarded the George Cross for her bravery.

50 minutes

Last on

Thu 27 Aug 2015 00:05

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Role Contributor
Producer John Hayes Fisher

Broadcasts

  • Fri 25 May 2007 21:00
  • Tue 5 Feb 2008 11:10
  • Thu 27 Aug 2015 00:05