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Commemorative plaque dedicated to Violette Szabo (London, England)

    Violette Szabo (Violette Reine Elizabeth Bushell) (b. Paris, France, 26 June 1921 – d. 5 February 1945, KZ Ravensbrück, Germany) was a British-French Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent during World War II. In September 1943, she was recruited by the SOE to train as a field agent. Her bilingualism was a strength for her spy job. During a mission in occupied France, she was captured by the Nazis. She was interrogated and deported to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany, where she was executed on 5 February 1945.
    On 17 December 1946, Violette Szabo was posthumously awarded the George Cross (the highest British award for non-operational gallantry). She was the second woman to receive this award. The commemorative blue plaque is on the wall of the house where she grew up.

    More on Wikipedia and the English Heritage website.

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