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Remember Odette

Turk Turon reminds of a hero of a forgotten age.  A heroine?  The gender difference is hardly necessary or appropriate:

Odette Hallowes

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She volunteered for war duty, put her three daughters into a convent school, and was infiltrated into France as part of the “Spindle” network on October 31, 1942.
 
On April 16, 1943 she was arrested by the Gestapo. Classified records released in 2003 indicate that her toenails were pulled out and she was branded with hot irons.
 
She refused to talk.
 
Odette was sent to Ravensbruck, the women’s concentration camp, for execution. She somehow survived the war and was awarded the George Cross.
 

Go to the link above, and read about this fantastic woman, her exploits and heroic character.

She passed away in 1995.  She deserves to be remembered.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Remember Odette

  1. It’s always good to be reminded that our forebears set a high standard for us all. Keep ’em coming!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | June 20, 2013, 8:55 am

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