Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Shrabani Basu (Author) M.R.D. Foot (Frwd)

Title   Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

Binding   Softcover

Book Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Lotus/Roli Books

ISBN    8174366148 / 9788174366146

Seller ID   108561

On 13 September 1944, Noor Inayat Khan, the first female wireless operator to be flown into occupied France, was shot at Dachau. The descendant of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, Noor was born in Moscow and raised in the Sufi style of Islam. From this unlikely background, she became the only Asian secret agent in Europe in World War II, was one of three women in the SOE to be awarded the George Cross and the Croix de Guerre. Shrabani Basu's new book tells the full story of this extraordinarily heroic woman. Noor was brought up in France and Britain and joined the Red Cross when World War II broke out. In Britain, Noor trained as a wireless operator before being recruited by the SOE. Such was the urgent demand for radio operators that she was sent to France before her training was completed. Working under the code name of Madeleine, she joined a group that sabotaged communication lines. But disaster struck quickly and, within days, her circuit collapsed and her colleagues were arrested. Though instructed by her controller, the famous Maurice Buckmaster, to return home, she refused to abandon her post as she was the last radio operator left in Paris. For a time, she successfully dodged the Gestapo, but by late 1943 her luck had run out. She was betrayed, arrested and imprisoned at Avenue Foch. Undaunted, she made two dramatic escape attempts, but was recaptured and sent to Germany. Here she was interrogated and tortured and finally sent to Dachau, where she was shot. The Germans had learned nothing from her - not even her real name. Printed Pages: 218.

Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan Shrabani Basu (Author) M.R.D. Foot (Frwd)

Price = 5.42 USD


Books of related interest
Field Marshal KM Cariappa
Air Marshal KC Cariappa (retd)
27.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Absolute Khushwant: The Low, Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between
Khushwant Singh and Humra Quraishi
4.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Mongolian Living Buddha: Biography of the Kanjurwa Khutughtu
Paul Heinz
5.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Spiritual Biography of Marpa, the Translator
Thrangu Rinpoche and Geshe Lharampa; Oral Translation By Ken and Katia Holmes and Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
3.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A Spiritual Biography of Rechungpa: Based on the Radiance of Wisdom. The Life and Liberation of Ven. Rechung Dorje Drak
Thrangu Rinpoche and Geshe Lharampa; Translated By Peter Roberts
3.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

An Indian Pioneer of Science: The Life and Work of Sir Jagadis C.Bose (A.D.1858-1937)
Patrick Geddes
21.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang (A.D.602-664)
Samuel Beal
16.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Ksemendra: The Eleventh Century Kashmiri Poet. A Study of His Life and Works
Uma Chakraborty
5.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Jung and Eastern Thought (Assessment of the Impact of the East on Carl Jung's Life)
Harold Coward
4.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Life and Teaching of Anandamayi Ma
Bithika Mukherjee
8.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Something of Myself- For My Friends Known and Unknown
Rudyard Kipling
12.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Muller (A.D.1823-1900), 2 Vols.
Friedrich Max Muller
36.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie