“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...

The Making of a Spy

I began my search for Virginia Hall four years ago.  Since then, I scoured the US and British archives; recorded hours of interviews with the only person who remembered Virginia–her niece; reviewed WWII literature for reflections of Virginia, and even spoke with...

The Day Everything Changed

Growing up, Virginia Hall led a charmed life.  She spent summers in Europe and on the family’s 110-acre Box Horn farm on the outskirts of Baltimore.  She went to the exclusive Roland Park Country School for Girls, then Radcliffe and Barnard.  After graduating...