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Phyllis Latour Doyle: The Forgotten Spy Whose Knitting Helped Pave the Way for D-Day

Maple Leaf


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« on: June 07, 2019, 01:13:49 am »

An inspirational story. #Knitting saved the day! Smiley

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Phyllis Latour Doyle: The Forgotten Spy Whose Knitting Helped Pave the Way for D-Day
In May 1944, a 23-year-old British secret agent named Phyllis Latour Doyle parachuted into occupied Normandy to gather intelligence on Nazi positions in preparation for D-Day. As an agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), Doyle – who recently celebrated her 98th birthday – secretly relayed 135 coded messages to the British military before France's liberation in August. She took advantage of the fact that the Nazi occupiers and their French collaborators were generally less suspicious of women, using the knitting she carried as a way to hide her codes. For seventy years, Doyle's contributions to the war effort were largely unheralded...
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« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 01:19:16 am by Maple Leaf »
MsRainesSewingRoom


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 11:37:14 am »

Thank You Maple Leaf, That is so interesting and needed a light shined on it.
Never knew about these women, So many women work behind the scenes in many
different capacities that we never hear about or that get the credit they deserve .
Thank you for sharing Smiley
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