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Statue of 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 monument is to honour the SOE agents that served during World War II. It has a bronze statue of Violette Szabo sculpted by Albert Embankment. It was unveiled in 2009.

    More on Wikipedia and the London Remembers website.

    Address: Lambeth Palace Rd, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 7LB, United Kingdom