Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Nazis were closing in on a spy known as ‘The Limping Lady.’ She fled across mountains on a wooden leg.

Virginia Hall aka “The Limping Lady” was one of the most effective Allied spies leading the French resistance. She'd lost her left leg below the knee in a hunting accident but she didn't let that slow her down. She learned to walk with a seven-pound prosthetic limb she nicknamed “Cuthbert.” She organized agent networks, assisted escaped POWs, and recruited French men and women to run safe houses.

The CIA named a training facility after her called, “The Virginia Hall Expeditionary Center.”


Read more about her on the CIA’s website.

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