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Even as she was growing up in a posh Baltimore family a century ago, Virginia Hall defied convention. Still, no one--especially after a hunting accident forced amputation of her lower left leg-- could imagine she’d become one of the most intrepid spies of World War II. Rejected as a junior diplomat by the U.S., Hall got a field job in a fledgling British spy operation. It sent her to France to support the resistance against the Nazis. She took alarming risks, adroitly dodging betrayal. Author Sonia Purnell discusses her spell-binding book, "A Woman of No Importance." Original air date: November 5, 2019.
On The Record
How Virginia Hall Went From Socialite To Spy
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