Lt-Gen Sir Graeme Lamb chooses the wartime spy, Krystyna Skarbek, AKA - Christine Granville. With Matthew Parris. From 2016.
Lt-Gen Sir Graeme Lamb, former head of British special forces, champions the life of wartime spy Christine Granville, assisted by her biographer Clare Mulley.
Christine, born Kristina Skarbek, was a glamorous swashbuckling heroine who skied into occupied Poland to distribute Allied propaganda, and parachuted into southern France to work with the Resistance after D Day. Murdered after the war by a jilted lover, she is little known today - thanks partly to the efforts of a group of men she had been close to, who formed a committee to "protect her reputation" from suggestions of sexual impropriety.
Matthew Parris chairs the discussion.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.
|Interviewed Guest||Graeme Lamb|
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