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VIOLETTE SZABO PLAQUE UNVEILING, LAMBETH TOWN HALL

The Mayor, Councillor G. Light, with Tania Szabo at the unveiling of a plaque in the Town Hall to the memory of her mother Violette Szabo, the French-British SOE secret agent. Szabo was born in Paris and moved as a child to Burnley Road, Stockwell, working at the outbreak of the war at Bon Marche department store. She was recruited by SOE and parachuted into German-occupied France to assist with reorganising the French Resistance. Szabo was captured and moved to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where she was executed in February 1945. She became only the second woman to be awarded the George Cross, and her exploits were dramatised in the 1958 movie 'Carve Her Name With Pride', starring Virginia McKenna.Ref: LBL/CE/PR/2/87a

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Collection:Public Relations Photographs
Image type:Photograph
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Ref:11144
Original ref:LBL/CE/PR/2/87a
Date:1964

1951 - 1975BRIXTON CENTRALBURIAL GROUNDS AND CEMETERIESLOCAL GOVERNMENTPhotographPublic Relations PhotographsWAR AND ARMED FORCES

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