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  • Nancy was born as the youngest of six children in New Zealand on August 30, 1912. She quickly left her parents after her father abandoned her, and her mother was unloving. She went to Europe where she witnessed the horrors of Nazi Germany, and promised she would fight back.
  • Roseneath, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nancy joined the French Resistance and helped British intelligence to deliver missing codes in Chateauroux after the wireless operator lost after being killed by the Nazis. The codes Nancy had were essential to supplying weapon and supply drops.
  • After cycling for a few hours, Nancy heads through an empty village and is spotted by a Nazi officer. He questions her about her identity, but Nancy avoids his questions and keeps on going. 
  • Are you Nancy Wake?
  • I've never heard of her.
  • After the brief encounter with the Nazi officer, Nancy heads off through a forest and passes through more villages and avoids encounters with angry villagers and Nazi officers. 
  • When Nancy arrived at her destination, she was greeted by members of the resistance who where overjoyed that she had finished her mission. She cycled a total of 700 km in 72 hours nonstop.  She says "I couldn't do anything. I couldn't stand up, I couldn't talk. I just cried." 
  • Are you okay? 
  • Nancy believes this was her most useful mission. After months of fighting and resistance, the war ended. She was nicknamed 'The White Mouse' for her ability to avoid capture, and became the most decorated  woman in WWII, and recieved hundred of awards. 
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