Anne-Marie Walters Moondrop to Gascony

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Moondrop to Gascony

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Anne-Marie Walters (1923-1998), daughter of an English father and French mother, joined Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1941 during World War II. In 1943, she was recruited into the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and trained as an SOE agent in Scotland. Her first entry into France occurred when she was successfully dropped into southwestern France in January 1944. There she joined the SOE network called Wheelwright under the supervision of George Starr, for whom she served as a courier until after D-Day. For her work in occupied France, she was awarded the MBE (Civil list) and, from France, the Croix de Guerre and the Médaille de la Reconnaissance française. She later wrote a memoir of her war experiences, published in 1946 as Moondrop to Gascony. The book won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1947.

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