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She became the first female civilian to receive this country's second highest military award for bravery after the Medal of Honor.
The Germans so respected and feared Virginia Hall that they tried repeatedly to capture her-many times while the woman with the wooden leg worked undercover and under their noses.
"Dindy" and friends.
The OSS operative’s childhood experiences working on the family farm helped Virginia maintain her milkmaid cover when she was stationed behind the lines in France.
Courtesy Lorna Catling.