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Code name Madeleine: a Sufi spy in Nazi-occupied Paris

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Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazi violence and the German occupation of France, Noor joined the British Special Operations Executive and trained in espionage, sabotage, and reconnaissance. She returned to Paris under an assumed identity immediately before the Germans mopped up the Allies' largest communications network in France. For crucial months of the war, Noor was the only wireless operator there sending critical information to London, significantly aiding the success of the Allied landing on D-Day. Code-named Madeleine, she became a high-value target for the Gestapo. When she was eventually captured, Noor attempted two daring escapes before she was sent to Dachau and killed just months before the end of the war.Carefully distilled from dozens of interviews, newly discovered manuscripts, official documents, and personal letters, Code Name Madeleine is both a compelling, deeply researched history and a thrilling tribute to Noor Inayat Khan, whose courage and faith guided her through the most brutal regime in history.
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display_description"The dramatic story of Noor Inayat Khan, secret agent for the British in occupied France. During the critical summer months of 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was the only wireless operator transmitting secret messages from Nazi-occupied France to the Special Operations Executive in England. She was a most unlikely spy. As the daughter of an Indian mystic, raised in a household devoted to peaceful reflection on the outskirts of Paris, Khan did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazism, she could not look away. She volunteered to help the British; was trained in espionage, sabotage, and reconnaissance; and returned to France under cover of night with a new identity and a code name: Madeleine. Khan transmitted countless details crucial to the Allies' success on D-Day, until she was captured and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She attempted two daring escapes before being sent to prison in Germany. Three months after the Allied invasion of France, she was executed at Dachau. Her last word was "liberté.""--
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Khan, Noor Inayat, -- 1914-1944
Radio operators
Radio operators -- France -- Biography
Secret service
Underground movements, War
Women spies
Women spies -- Great Britain -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France
title_displayCode name Madeleine : a Sufi spy in Nazi-occupied Paris
title_fullCode Name Madeleine A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Code name Madeleine : a Sufi spy in Nazi-occupied Paris / Arthur J. Magida
title_shortCode name Madeleine
title_suba Sufi spy in Nazi-occupied Paris
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Khan, Noor Inayat
Prisoners and prisons, German
Radio operators
Secret service
Underground movements
Underground movements, War
Women spies
World War, 1939-1945