29 Aug 2019

NZ Biography: The White Mouse - Nancy Wake

From Afternoons, 2:28 pm on 29 August 2019

Nancy Wake was a secret agent during World War Two.  She was born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia and moved to France, joined the French Resistance, and earned the title of the most decorated woman of that war. 

She led a group of guerilla fighters in France, outsmarting the Germans, flirting with them, or killing them when she had to. She was on the Gestapo's most-wanted list - under code name, White Mouse. Director John Hagen directed the TV drama, Nancy Wake chats to Jesse Mulligan about Nancy Wake's extraordinary life.