March is Women’s History Month – Part 3 – Women in WAR

Inspired By My Mom

Many of the women who served as spies in wartime took their secrets to the grave and were known only to their contacts. They came from all backgrounds and, while some served in the military, others were journalists, actresses and ordinary people doing extraordinary work. They demonstrated courage and inventiveness and helped alter the course of war with their work.

If one were asked to name a female spy Mata Hari would probably come to mind.  Although her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle McLeod, that is most likely a name that no one knows.  The name Mata Hari became synonymous with female spy and her legacy portrayed women spies as seductive temptresses who would do anything to extract information from the enemy.

The truth about wartime female spies is that they were women who risked everything while leading double lives in dangerous situations.  It has been said that their…

View original post 1,003 more words

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s