Spy Princess honored

April 7, 2014

According to The Times of India:

The year 2014 has seen a massive increase in interest in the life story of the Indian princess.

Noor…landed in France in June 1943 and worked for a resistance network in Paris, under the code name Madeleine.

She survived a wave of arrests among her SOE contacts but declined a chance to return to Britain. She was betrayed and captured by the Gestapo (Nazi political police) in October 1943, but resisted interrogation and gave no information away.

After two failed escape attempts from prison, Noor [Inayat Khan] was sent to Dachau concentration camp, where she was executed on 13 September 1944.

To read the entire article in The Times of Inda, please click here.

1943 photo of Princess Noor Inayat Khan (code name Madeleine), George Cross, MiD, Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de Vermeil. Noor Inayat Khan served as a wireless operator with F Section, Special Operations Executive. From the Imperial War Museum Archives.

1943 photo of Princess Noor Inayat Khan (code name Madeleine), George Cross, MiD, Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de Vermeil. Princess Noor served as a wireless operator with F Section, Special Operations Executive. From the Imperial War Museum Archives.

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