Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted
Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted World War 2 documentary drama film on
DVD, directed by Mike Smith.
This is the incredible true story of Nancy Wake, the daring allied spy who
became the Gestapo’s most wanted woman in WWII.
Codenamed ‘The White Mouse’ for her elusiveness, this international femme
fatale was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes’ celebrated fictional
spy Charlotte Gray. In this first ever docudrama biopic on Wake, gripping
dramatisations are combined with exclusive interviews with her closest friends,
confidants and military historians to bring her legend to life.
Born in New Zealand, Wake moved to Paris where she worked as a journalist
reporting across Europe and married a French arisocrat, Henri Fiocca. When war
broke out, she became a vital link in the French resistance, and hunted by Nazi
spies, was forced to flee to London and leave her husband behind. She then
embarked on a life of excitement and danger, returning to France as a British
agent in Churchill’s secret army, the Special Operations Executive.
Nancy Wake became the Allies’ most decorated service-woman – awarded
British, French, Australian and New Zealand honours as well as the American
Medal of Freedom.
- Extended 70 minute version