From PBS - Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother...
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From PBS - Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill's orders: to "Set Europe ablaze". After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied fliers. Betrayed by a French collaborator after four months, Khan resisted ...Written by
This movie proves that there are still stories of individual bravery during WWII that are to be discovered. I bet the majority of viewers had never heard of Noor Inayat Khan.
Given her relatively short tenure as an undercover agent in occupied France, the length of the movie is quite right. It was also interesting to see her background, which would be unconventional even today.
What puzzled me, though, was that no torture has been mentioned. That wondered me, since all accounts agree that German intelligence used to be very inventive in extracting information from POWs. Also, the transport to Germany seemed to be very comfortable in comparison to reports of people being crammed like cattle in wagons without food or water.
Either way, this is a highly interesting story.
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