From Pacifist to Spy: WWII’s Surprising Secret Agent

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Radio operators acting as spies for the Allies during World War II didn't survive very long, six weeks at most. But one woman, Noor Inayat Khan, due to her quick thinking and charisma, managed to survive twice that long and forward invaluable information to the British before being captured, tortured, and executed at Dachau Concentration camp. Learn more about this amazing woman in a short video that details her exploits.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use during March's Women's History Month or as part of a study of the Resistance during World War II
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members are familiar with the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Pros
  • The "Dig Deeper" section of the resource includes links to additional resources about Khan
Cons
  • None