Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

by Shrabani Basu
     
 

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This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan (the Tiger of Mysore), who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life, from her birth in Moscow -- where her father was a Sufi preacher -- to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only three women SOE

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This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan (the Tiger of Mysore), who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life, from her birth in Moscow -- where her father was a Sufi preacher -- to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only three women SOE agents awarded the George Cross and, under torture, revealed nothing, not even her own real name. Kept in solitary confinement, her hands and feet chained together, Noor was starved and beaten, but the Germans could not break her spirit. Then months after she was captured, she was taken to Dachau concentration camp and, on 13th September 194, she was shot. Her last word was 'Liberte'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752463681
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
290,020
File size:
451 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

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