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The White Mouse : Commemorative Edition - Nancy Wake

The White Mouse

Commemorative Edition

Paperback Published: 1st November 2011
ISBN: 9781742610757
Number Of Pages: 224

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Nancy Wake, nicknamed 'the white mouse' for her ability to evade capture, tells her own story. As the Gestapo's most wanted person, and one of the most highly decorated servicewomen of the war, it's a story worth telling.

After living and working in Paris in the 1930's, Nancy married a wealthy Frenchman and settled in Marseilles. Her idyllic new life was ended by World War II and the invasion of France. Her life shattered, Nancy joined the French resistance and, later, began work with an escape-route network for allied soldiers. Eventually Nancy had to escape from France herself to avoid capture by the Gestapo.

In London she trained with the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent and saboteur before parachuting back into France. Nancy became a leading figure in the Maquis of the Auvergne district, in charge of finance and obtaining arms, and helped to forge the Maquis into a superb fighting force.

During her lifetime, Nancy Wake was hailed as a legend. Her autobiography recounts her extraordinary wartime experiences in her own words.

About the Author

Nancy Wake left Australia in her early twenties and settled in Paris where she worked as a freelance journalist. For her outstanding work during World War II she was awarded the George Medal; the Croix de Guerre with Palm and Bar; the Croix de Guerre with Star; the Medaille de la Resistance; and the American Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm; and she was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. She died in mid-2011.

a great read


a well written book - easy read and very informative



An incredible woman


A good account of the amazing strength Nancy Wake showed during WW11. Well worth a read for ages 12 to 112. :)


the white mouse


a very informative book on Australian history

melbourne australia


Love the Book


Bought The book got my hubby. And wound up reading it myself. We have different tastes in books but I totally enjoy this book.


What a humble and brave lady!


This book has been written in the most unassuming manner by such a brave and determined lady. She was able to portray the horrors of war and the things they had to do without all the gory details and often with a sense of humour. Great book.

Swan Bay, Tasmania AU

Brilliant service and delivery as usual.


Unputdownable book, brought history to life and made it so interesting. Loved it, The resistance were so brave I am in awe of them.



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The White Mouse

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ISBN: 9781742610757
ISBN-10: 1742610757
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 4