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Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan: Madeleine, George Cross MBE, Croix de Guerre with Gold Star

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan: Madeleine, George Cross MBE, Croix de Guerre with Gold Star

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Omega Publications
6.25 X 9 in
430 pg

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An account of the life and wartime work of Noor Inayat Khan written by her personal friend Jean Overton Fuller.
Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ora Ray Baker, was SOE’s first woman wireless transmitter in German-occupied Paris during World War II. Posthumously awarded the George Cross MBE and Croix de Guerre with Gold Star for her wartime service and heroism, Noor’s remarkable and inspiring life have been commemorated in numerous war memorials, WWII histories, and several films. Based on official documents and interviews with Noor’s family, friends, fellow SOE agents, Resistance members, Noor’s German interrogators, and other prisoners of war. Previously unpublished material includes a retrospective by Noor’s brother Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. 

Jean Overton Fuller
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Jean Overton Fuller (1915-2009) was a personal friend of Noor and the Inayat Khan family. Her account of Noor s life and wartime work was based on extensive and in-depth research, including official documentation and extensive interviews with Noor s family, friends, fellow SOE agents and administrators, Resistance members, Noor s German interrogators and jailers, and other prisoners of war. "Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan: Madeleine" has become a classic and foundational resource for other researches and publications. Additional WW II titles by the same author include "The Starr Affai"r and "Dericourt, the Chequered Spy."