Jacqueline Nearne
Allied Spy
World War II

From The Ultimate Spy Book

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) recruited Jacqueline Nearne (1916-82) from the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). She was taught how to make Morse code transmissions with a suitcase radio. In 1943 Nearne was sent to France to act as a courier. There she formed the link between several SOE groups covering a large area around Paris. The British later awarded Nearne the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work.

Nearne starred in a U.K. propaganda film in 1945 but not screened until 1946. It was released to the general public on PAL-format VHS in 2001. It can be ordered at lastminute.com.

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