18/04/2024
Norwich, GB 7 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

PIPPA LATOUR, aged 102

The longest surviving female SOE agent working in occupied France, she paved the way for D-Day, but was never acknowledged by her male colleagues.

MONIQUE HANOTTE, aged 101

A Belgian schoolgirl who joined the Comet Line, rescuing Allied airmen from the Nazis, she was forced into a daring escape herself.

ROLAND MESNIER, aged 78

Learned his trade in France, he became chief pastry chef at the White House, serving 5 presidents and never cooking the same meal twice.

JUSTUS ROSENBERG, aged 100

A refugee from Poland he became an active member of the French Resistance with a dramatic escape from the Nazis. In later life a professor in universities.