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Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II. Great Women, Amazing Women, Nancy Wake, Liberation Of Paris, French Resistance, Interesting History, Women In History, Thing 1, Churchill

World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98

Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo's most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.

Photo for the Women Series by Annie Leibovitz. Oseola McCarty, washerwoman & philanthropist at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1997 by Annie Leibovitz We Are The World, In This World, Women In History, Black History, Connecticut, By Any Means Necessary, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful Gowns, Beautiful Eyes

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Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program. “I want to help...

During the height of her Hollywood career, Hedy Lamarr was considered “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Her stunning looks landed her, and limited her, to Hollywood movie roles . Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Hollywood Glamour, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Actresses, Art Noir, Beautiful People, Most Beautiful, Beautiful Women

In Pictures: Hedy Lamarr

gorgeous picture of the stunning "in pictures" Hedy Lamarr In Pictures: Hedy Lamarr A brand new feature to "Love Those Classic Movies...

Hugh O’Flaherty was an Irish Catholic priest who saved about Allied soldiers & Jews in Rome during World War II. He used his status as a priest & his protection by the Vatican to conceal 4000 escapees – Allied soldiers & Jews – in flats, farms & convents. Irish Catholic, Catholic Priest, Roman Catholic, Catholic Herald, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Interesting History, Faith In Humanity, Before Us, Special People

10 People Who Saved Jews During World War Two - Listverse

During World War Two, many individuals from many countries risked their lives to save various minorities, especially Jews, from the horrors of the

Oskar Schindler April 1908 – 9 October was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Extraordinary People, People Of Interest, Fukushima, Second World, Interesting History

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Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

Young Alan Turing (age - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit s Alan Turing, World History, World War Ii, Kings & Queens, Non Plus Ultra, Interesting History, Portraits, Old Photos, Vintage Man

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Man's inhumanity to Man. Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

 The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery. History, the Holocaust and WWII Anne Frank, Women In History, World History, Women Rights, Brave Women, We Are The World, Interesting History, Before Us, World War Two

Andrée Geulen | Teachers Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust | "Their Fate Will Be My Fate Too..."

Andrée Geulen. Belgium. The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery.

A tribute to Shifty Powers.a forgotten hero. World War II, Easy Company. Shifty Powers a hero has left us, this is his tribute. *Click* the photo for the complete story. BAND OF BROTHERS Gi Joe, 101st Airborne Division, Band Of Brothers, Brothers Movie, Bagdad, Military History, Women's History, Ancient History, Armed Forces

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Marianne Cohen, a member of the French Resistance who helped smuggle Jews to safety during WWII. Photo: From October 1943 onward, Marianne Cohen, (a memb. Women In History, World History, History Class, Great Women, Amazing Women, Gorgeous Women, French Resistance, We Are The World, Interesting History

Resistance, Jewish Organizations in France: 1940-1944

In terms of numbers, the proportion of Jewish women active in Jewish underground organizations in occupied France is impressive.

via Kim Ellis: Portrait of Mother Superior Alfonse, who hid Jewish children from the Nazis in the Dominican Convent of Lubbeek near Hasselt. Yad Vashem recognized her as "Righteous Among the Nations." Belgium, wartime — US Holocaust Memorial Museum Women In History, World History, World War Ii, Holocaust Memorial, Memorial Museum, Brave Women, Special People, In This World, Amazing Women

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Portrait of Mother Superior Alfonse, who hid Jewish children from the Nazis in the Dominican Convent of Lubbeek near Hasselt. Yad Vashem recognized her as "Righteous Among the Nations." Belgium, wartime — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

One of The New Yorker Hotel’s most famous guests stands out from the rest: Nikola Tesla. Read about his life in The New Yorker. Data Mining, Indira Ghandi, Enjoy The Ride, Physicist, Science, High Society, Serbian, Albert Einstein, American History

What happened to forgotten papers of Nikola Tesla? | EEP

After Nikola Tesla died, there was a scramble by the United States government to find all of his papers notes and research before other foreign powers

Krystyna Skarbek – a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent, legendary for daring intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Longest serving British women agent during World War II. Women In History, World History, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Great Women, Interesting History, World War Two, Historical Photos, Dieselpunk, Old Photos

SPY WEEK Famous Polish Spies - Krystyna Skarbek

Polish Greatness (Blog) is a unique online documentary about Polish history of World War II and so much more. Archival photos and video included.

Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Israel who parachuted into Yugoslavia to… Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Women In History, World History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Believe, We Are The World

Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz. She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history. Pearl Harbor, Military Women, Military History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Amazing People, Famous Nurses, Famous Veterans, Gi Joe

A survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history.

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In when Pearl Kendrick was a three-year-old growing up in Wheaton, Illinois, she was struck with a case of whooping cough/pertussis (Bordetella pertussis). Four and one-half decades later, she developed the first effective vaccine against whooping cough. Great Women, Amazing Women, Whooping Cough, People Of Interest, Wheaton Illinois, Brave, Science, Three Year Olds, Medical History

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Who saved the most lives in history. We profile lifesaving scientists and their discoveries.

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