As I only returned to Blighty yesterday I’ve had no time to get any painting or modelling done. Fortunately though I managed to finish this little number before I went away which left me with just enough time to write and schedule a quick post upon my return.
It is the third of four individual 28mm “Stoessi’s Heroes” figures for the Plymouth Model Club D-Day display. I’m not sure if Nancy Wake was in any way involved with D-Day but the French Resistance would have been and so I wanted to include a suitable figure. I settled on this one because Nancy was quite a remarkable women and I felt she deserved a shout out in my blog!
According to “Stoessi’s” web site Nancy Wake was a hard-drinking, hard-fighting WWII special agent, saboteur, and Maquis commander who survived four days of Gestapo interrogation, saved over two hundred downed Allied pilots from falling into the clutches of the Nazis, blew up a couple German supply depots, had a bounty of five million Francs placed on her head, and then killed an SS soldier with her bare hands.
She 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.