Britain's Finest Female Spy
This lady risked her life so many times, solved problems by creating solutions, and many times acted as a catalyst to bring about, and in many cases, brilliant solutions to the problem of the Nazis during the second world war.
She died after the war in June 1952, murdered by someone she thought was her friend, it was totally unexpected.
To be murdered by a friend during the peace. A feat her professional enemies, crack troops, double agents and the Gestapo tried to achieve and failed to do, every single time.
She was at one time, at the top of the Gestapo most wanted list during World War 2.
Christine Granville O.B.E., George Medal and the Croix de Guerre, was the daughter of a Polish Count, Jerzy Skarbek. Her real name was Maria Krystyna Skarbek.
The amazing exploits of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's favourite spy is recounted by the British documentary series, Secret War, below.
It's not a stretch to speculate that Christine Granville would have survived the peace, as she survived the war, if her unique skills, courage and resilience had been harnessed and redirected after the conflict.
Most of those who worked for the Special Operations Executive, the group set up by Prime Minister Churchill to "set Europe ablaze," returned to what they were doing before the war.
But not Christine.
Read More About Winston Churchill's Favourite Spy Christine Granville Here
She was in Ethiopia with her husband of just one year when the German army occupied her native Poland.
A truly liberated woman, who was well ahead of her time, she acquitted herself admirably on behalf of the British state by fighting the evil fascistic tyranny of Nazi Germany within the major war theatres of Europe.
She fought in Poland, escaped treachery in Hungary, and was one of the key operatives that worked behind enemy lines with the French resistance (the Maquis) to eventually liberate France from Hitler's goons.
Christine Granville, I salute you. You fought for peace. Rest well.
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