Andrée Virot - Agent Rose

The Week, NRO - When the Germans overran France in 1940, Andrée Virot took immense risks on behalf of the Resistance. Code name Agent Rose, she was active in clandestine publishing, and in passing on to the Allies information about the naval base, with its U-boats, at Brest, her hometown. Her network rescued more than 100 pilots and airmen who had been shot down and smuggled them back to England. Arrested by the Gestapo in 1944, she was sent to Ravensbrück and Buchenwald, tortured, and saved from execution at the very last moment. Afterwards she lived in England with her English husband. “You don’t know what freedom is if you have never lost it”: These words from an interview she gave are a fitting epitaph for this heroine, who died aged 105. R.I.P.

Hope you gave the bastards hell. Thank you and rest in peace Agent Rose, you've earned it.

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