Nancy Wake was born in Wellington New Zealand then, moved to Australia for most of her childhood.
When she was sixteen she ran away from home.
Using a gift from her Aunt she travelled to America on to Europe.
In 1930 Nancy married a wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. She was living a luxury life in Marseille.
Nancy joined the resistance club and helped more than one thousand escaped prisoners of war.
Immediately after WW2 Nancy's achievements were recognised by Britain, France and The United States. It was not until 2006 that the New Zealand RSA awarded her with their highest honour, the RSA badge in gold. She died at the age of 98 in London.