The last Marseillaise broadcast before the fall of Paris had everyone in tears, no one could believe what had happened, before long Madame Andree had become active in the résistance movement. At first she worked as a courier, and then she helped run an escape network for refugees and soldiers. She made it to the top of the Gestapo’s most wanted list, all the time posing as an ordinary French housewife. But at home she had to be careful, having the Vichy Police commissioner living opposite, she needed to appear unconcerned by events around her.
She always made sure she had a good excuse for being somewhere. Asking for cigarette lights, she appeared confident, sometimes flirting with the enemy, even promising to meet later. This way she was able to travel and move around where men could not.
Nancy Wake (1912--2011) codenamed 'Helene' and 'Witch' became one of the most decorated allied servicewomen of World War II.
The Gestapo called her 'the white mouse' and in France she was known as 'Madame Andrée'.