In the First Person

A Climb to Freedom: A Personal Journey in Virginia Hall’s Steps

Craig R. Gralley

Virginia Hall would become one of the most renowned intelligence operatives of World War II, having worked for both the British Special Operations Executive and the US Office of Strategic Services. From early in the war until the fall of 1942 she worked to collect intelligence on French conditions near the city of Lyon. But the butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie was closing in and she had to escape—in part, on foot through mountainous terrain, wearing a prosthetic device. The author followed part of her trail.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 12:35 PM
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