Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Noor Inayat Khan: The Gestapo Closes in

 
 
 
The Gestapo knew there was a radio operator in Paris, but for months Noor successfully eluded them. They failed to track her down because Noor was careful to transmit from many different locations and because she transmitted very quickly. She also possessed a keen intuition that alerted her to the dangers of being followed or the overtures of too-friendly strangers.
 
Noor's fellow agents knew that the Gestapo was closing in on her and urged her return to London. But she refused to leave until they could send a replacement. Once she was assured that this would happen, she would make plans to return...
 
 
Excerpt from "Noor Inayat Khan: Royal Agent" from Women Heroes of World War II.