The Milkmaid Spy

Season 10
01.03.2024
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Virginia Hall dreamed of being America’s first woman ambassador. Instead, she became a spy. Joining the ranks of the United State’s first civilian spy network, she operated alone in occupied France, where she built French Resistance networks, delivered critical intelligence, and sold cheese to the enemy. All on one leg.

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Guests:

  • Sonia Purnell, author of A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
  • Randy Burkett, CIA Staff Historian 
  • Christina Gebhard, museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

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