A Woman to Know: Noor Inayat Khan

Liberté. — Noor Inayat Khan's last words

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An Indian princess. A harpist. A children's book author. A beloved politician. A fairy tale writer. A spy ring ringleader. A radio operator in Nazi-occupied France.

Noor Inayat Khan joined the dozens of Muslims who spied for Britain during the second World War. More than 2 million Indians volunteered to help the Allies defeat the Axis powers. Today, London's monument to Noor is dedicated not just to the princess, but to all of them.

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