25 September 2010

Heroine On Board


On this day in 1947, Mrs. Michele Pernet Bally, known as "The Terrorist" of the French underground, was a day away from arriving in New York with her husband aboard the Queen Mary. During World War II, Mrs. Bally made 17 parachute jumps into German occupied territory for the FFI. She was captured twice, arrested and the second time condemned to death before her rescue by French Resistance guerilla fighters, the Maquis.

Source:
The Miami News

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