Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie, “The Butcher of Lyon,” was closing in and Virginia Hall had to escape by crossing the snow-capped Pyrenees in the winter of 1942.
She made the difficult trip with her prosthetic limb she nicknamed “Cuthbert” only to be arrested and thrown into Spanish prison for illegally crossing the border. Virginia Hall escaped with a secret message for her British spymasters.
Carrying a Coded Message
Virginia was carrying vitally important intelligence information the Allies needed. How would she get it out of prison? She wrote a letter, in code, and had it smuggled out. Click Here: This is the letter. Help me break the code!
To see photos and learn more about Virginia’s life of espionage, click here: Virginia Hall blog.
“Hall of Mirrors,” has been called:
“A fascinating, electric account of a heroic woman.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Riveting . . . A tremendous read!”—Gen. David Petraeus (former CIA Director)
“An extraordinary accomplishment . . . A stunner!”—Peter Earnest, Founding Exec. Director, International Spy Museum
“Enthralling!”—Sarah Megan Thomas, Actress/Producer, “A Call to Spy.”
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