Violette Szabo (1921-1945)

Violette Szabo, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who was shot by Nazi officers in 1945, worked as a telegraphist at the Central Telegraph Office between November 1940 and February 1941. On her second mission into occupied France, Szabo was captured by the German Army, interrogated and tortured. She was deported to Germany where she was executed at Ravensbrück concentration camp. She was awarded a posthumous George Cross.

She was portrayed by Virginia McKenna in the film Carve her name in Pride.

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