Tag Archives: Nancy Wake

Badass Woman Nancy Wake

Badass Woman Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake was included in Buzzfeed’s list of “14 Badass Historical Women To Name Your Daughters After”. If you would like your baby to be exceedingly glamorous you should name her Nancy after Nancy Wake –…

California Playwright Inspired by Life of Nancy Wake

California Playwright Inspired by Life of Nancy Wake

Wellington-born wartime heroine Nancy Wake’s story unfolds in Code Name: Brass Rose, a California-produced play by Rachel Bublitz on as part of San Francisco’s Loud and Unladylike reading festival. Wake was a British…

Tribute to Nancy Wake

Tribute to Nancy Wake

Watch a Tribute to a World War Two heroine and French Resistance fighter, Nancy Wake. Nancy Grace Augusta Wake served as a British agent during the later part of…

Kiwi Heroine Among the Greats

Kiwi Heroine Among the Greats

New Zealand World War II heroine Nancy Wake has been named by Global Post as amongst the greatest female warriors off all time. In Jessica Phelan’s article – Seven of the most badass women…

Farewell to the White Mouse

Farewell to the White Mouse

New Zealand heroine and NZEdge hero Nancy Wake has passed away in England, three weeks shy of her 99th birthday. Born in Wellington in 1912, Wake moved to Australia with…

Badge of Gold for Nancy Wake

Badge of Gold for Nancy Wake

Wellington-born Nancy Wake, 94, now living in a London rest home, has been awarded the NZ Returned Services Association’s highest honour, the RSA Badge in Gold, as well as life membership for her work…

Nancy Wake: White Mouse

Nancy Wake: White Mouse

A short video on the life of Nancy Wake – White Mouse.

Belated Honour for White Mouse

Belated Honour for White Mouse

Nancy Wake, the most decorated female veteran of WW2, was made a Companion of the Order of Australia on March 3. Born in NZ and raised in Australia, Wake was a leading figure in the French…

Waking Up the Establishment

Waking Up the Establishment

Nancy Wake, NZ-born heroine of the WW2 resistance movement, interviewed in SMH, recovering after a heart attack in hospital. At 90 Wake has become an honoured permanent resident and “something of a tourist attraction” at the…

Real-life Charlotte Gray

Real-life Charlotte Gray

“The exploits of Nancy Wake, who fought with the French Resistance, make the plot of the film Charlotte Gray look tame.” A new biography of NZ-born Wake by Peter Fitzsimons celebrates the life of the…

The Mouse Who Roared

The Mouse Who Roared

New biography on New Zealand-born WWII hero Nancy Wake (the White Mouse), who “although the most feminine of women, fought like five men”.  

Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake was the Allies’ most decorated servicewoman of WWII, and the Gestapo’s most-wanted person. They code-named her ‘The White Mouse’ because of her ability to elude capture. When war broke out she was…

White Mouse Roars Again

White Mouse Roars Again

New Zealand-born hero of the French Resistance during WWII, Nancy Wake, is considering moving to France or Britain, despite belated suggestions of recognition by the Australian government, “I am an Officer of the Legion of…