French Resistance Hero Nancy Wake Dies At 98

Today in "ladies we probably should have learned about in history class," we have Nancy Wake, a freelance journalist turned high-society hostess turned decorated French resistance hero, who died last Sunday in London at 98. During World War II, Wake escorted hundreds of Allied troops through occupied France, helped… » 8/14/11 8:02pm 8/14/11 8:02pm

Badass British Broad Led Thousands Of French Fighters To Glory

The exploits of Pearl Cornioley, a British spy who led thousands of French Resistance fighters in guerrilla missions against the Germans, were just declassified by English intelligence, says today's International Herald Tribune. We wrote about her death earlier this month, and now that more information has come to… » 4/01/08 9:30am 4/01/08 9:30am