"It was just six years of my life."
February 21, 2007 11:28 AM   Subscribe

WANTED: The Limping Lady. The Gestapo's poster read "She is one of the most valuable Allied agents in France and we must find and destroy her" but Virginia Hall, who used a prosthetic limb after losing a leg years before in a hunting accident, eluded them and saved countless Allied lives while working as a spy during WWII. Additional biographical information, as well as the biographies of other famous female spies, at WWII Female Spies (which has many outgoing links to other great informational resources about female spies in WWII).
posted by amyms (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Damn Interesting has posted an article about her recently.
posted by denpo at 11:38 AM on February 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by Pressed Rat at 11:40 AM on February 21, 2007

Julia Child, seen here in 1944, worked for the OSS.

Huh. I did not know that.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:45 AM on February 21, 2007

And, in a related story, Heather Mills McCartney will be the first one-legged contestant on Dancing With The Stars.
posted by the sobsister at 11:54 AM on February 21, 2007

As an aside Smithsonian Magazine is practically giving away subscriptions. Well worth the $10.00/year
posted by Gungho at 1:23 PM on February 21, 2007

Reminds me of the title character of V..
posted by grobstein at 1:42 PM on February 21, 2007

But what about some female spies from World War III?
posted by donfactor at 3:29 PM on February 21, 2007

great post amyms.
posted by nola at 4:02 PM on February 21, 2007

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