Nancy Wake was an Australian girl who, aged, 16 ran away from her abusive mother to the other side of the world.
Nancy Wake was a wife who, when her husband was snatched by the Gestapo, fought to be trained by SOE and returned to France to take her revenge.
Nancy Wake was a soldier who led a battalion of 7,000 French Resistance fighters who called her Field Marshall. Who had a five million franc bounty on her head. Who killed a Nazi with her bare hands. Who defeated 22,000 Germans with the loss of only 100 men. Who sold her medals because “I’ll probably go to hell and they’d melt anyway.”
Liberation by Imogen Kealey is published in paperback on 21 January, 2021.