Virginia Hall– Life in Spanish Prison

The dark, dank walls of Figueres Prison held a strange assortment of inmates: thieves, murders, political prisoners on the wrong side of Generalissimo Franco’s politics–and Virginia was certain British Intelligence would come to her rescue. But days turned...

“My Time is Up”: Virginia Hall Revealed

Virginia entered France in the spring of 1941 as an undercover agent for British Intelligence with a mission to provide information on political developments, economic conditions, and the French will to resist the German occupation. The United States, not yet in the...

The “Journalist Spy”

Virginia, recruited by British Intelligence to be its “eyes and ears” in Vichy France, needed a cover story to keep the French Secret Police and Gestapo from prying into her clandestine life. Early in 1941 she contacted a family friend on the Board of the...