Nancy Wake, the French Resistance fighter who became Australia’s most-decorated World War II heroine, has died in a London hospital at the age of 98. Born in New Zealand and raised in Sydney, Wake was nicknamed "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo because she was so hard to capture.
She is regarded as a heroine in France, which decorated her with its highest honour, the Légion d’Honneur, as well as three Croix de Guerre and a French Resistance Medal.
His Excellency, the Ambassador of France, Mr. Michel Filhol paid tribute to this exceptional woman yesterday in the press.
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