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Noor Inayat Khan
Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan, circa 1943
|Other name(s)||Nora Inayat-Khan|
Madeleine (SOE codename)
Nurse (SOE callsign)
Jeanne-Marie Renier (SOE alias)
1 January 1914|
Moscow, Russian Empire
|Died||13 September 1944
Dachau concentration camp, Bavaria, Nazi Germany
||Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Special Operations Executive
|Years of service||1940–1944|
|Rank||Assistant section officer|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards|| George Cross
Croix de guerre 1939–1945
Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan, GC (1 January 1914 – 13 September 1944), also known as Nora Inayat-Khan and Nora Baker, was a British spy in World War II who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
As an SOE agent under the codename Madeleine she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during World War II. Inayat Khan was captured after being betrayed, and executed at Dachau concentration camp. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her service in the SOE, the highest civilian decoration in the United Kingdom.
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Inayat Khan was taught to respect Gandhi's nonviolent philosophy.
Inayat Khan's inscription at the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, England memorialising those without a known grave
Croix de guerre avec étoiles vermeil
Memorial bust of Inayat Khan in Gordon Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, London
George Cross and ribbon bar.
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