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From pacifist to spy: WWII's surprising secret agent
In May 1940, with the German army ready to occupy Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was faced with a difficult choice: stand on the sidelines or join the Allied forces fighting the Nazis. After witnessing the devastation across Europe, she travelled to England to learn the art of espionage. Shrabani Basu details how a pacifist turned spy helped build the resistance that toppled a fascist regime. [Directed by Franz Palomares, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, music by Stephen LaRosa].