Nancy Wake, war hero.

In Feb/March next year, Penguin Random House are publishing Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women, and I illustrated Nancy Wake for them. 

Here’s her wiki page for a rundown of how she worked for the French resistance and the British Special Ops during World War Two, and a link to an interview to give you a sense of who she was. There’s lots more info about her around the web, but one of the weirdest things is that she’s not really famous within Australia at all. She was the Gestapo’s most wanted in 1943 and, for a country that grounds a lot of its national identity in war, I’m pretty surprised I’d never heard of her before.

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