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Framed caricature - Nancy Wake

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Brown timber frame containing caricature of female in uniform wearing a beret
Size
25cm.W x 33.5cm H
Object Registration
259
Keywords
nancy wake, ww2, white mouse, australian servicewoman
Historical information
Caricature image of war hero and Australia's most decorated servicewoman Nancy Wake
When Made
Unknown
Significance
Australian born Nancy Wake AC, GM, was the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War. She was nicknamed the 'White Mouse' for her ability to consistently evade and outmanoeuvre the Gestapo as a secret agent for British forces.
Inscriptions & Markings
Medals and Decorations: France: U.S.A War Hero - Australia's most decorated woman
Great Britain - George Medal/1939-45 Star Legion de Honneur Freedom Medal
France & Germany Star Croix de Guerre
Defence Medal/Victory Medal Medal de Resistance
Last updated
20 Jun 2020 at 4:48PM