When France fell to Nazi Germany in 1940 and established the puppet regime known as Vichy France, former journalist and socialite Nancy Wake knew she couldn't sit around and do nothing. Using her social status as cover, she quickly joined the young French Resistance and smuggled escaped Allied soldiers and Jewish refugees out France and into Spain.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code ESPIONAGE during checkout!
After moving to Florida in the 1990s, George Trofimoff thought he had left all traces of his espionage back in Europe. However, the FBI knew what he had done, and was determined to make him pay for it.Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn more about the Priory of Sion on this week’s episode of Conspiracy Theories!
In 1969, American intelligence officer George Trofimoff agreed to provide copies of highly classified documents to the Soviet Union. Driven by a lust for wealth, he was willing to give up his adopted country's biggest secrets for the chance to live a life of luxury.Sponsors!Away - For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/ESPIONAGE and use promo code ESPIONAGE during checkout!hims - Get a trial month of HIMS for just $5 while supplies last. Go to ForHims.com/ESPIONAGE.
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Successfully infiltrating Vichy France and establishing high-level diplomatic contacts for British intelligence was just the beginning of Virginia Hall's plan to fight the Nazis. But as she executed prison breaks, recruited sex-workers, and hid downed RAF pilots in her apartment, the Gestapo was closing in...Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!Sponsors!Veestro - Try the 6 most popular Veestro meals for just $49! Visit TryVeestro.com/Espionage.