Enemy of the Reich

Enemy of the Reich

The Noor Inayat Khan Story

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In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, she was an extremely unusual British agent. After her network collapsed, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons and agents, and the rescue of downed Allied fliers.
Edition: DVD.
ISBN: 9781627891356
Branch Call Number: 791.4365 791.4365
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
wide screen
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Jul 18, 2019

Originally broadcast on the PBS Network in 2014, this 57-minute documentary delves into the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an extremely unusual British female agent who worked as a covert oprative for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE).
On 25 November 1943, Inayat Khan escaped from the SD Headquarters, along with fellow SOE agents John Renshaw Starr and Léon Faye, but got recaptured in the vicinity.
After refusing to sign a declaration renouncing future escape attempts, Inayat Khan was taken to Germany on 27 November 1943 and imprisoned at Pforzheim in solitary confinement as a "Nacht und Nebel" ("Night and Fog": condemned to "Disappearance without Trace") prisoner.
Classified as "highly dangerous" and shackled in chains most of the time, Inayat Khan remained uncooperative and continued to refuse to give any information on her work or her fellow operatives, although in her despair at the appalling nature of her confinement, other prisoners could hear her crying at night.
Eventually she was sent to Dachau concentration camp.
What an amazing and unbelievable story it is!


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