Noor Inayat Khan was a British Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who worked as a wireless operator. In June 1943, Khan was sent to occupied France from where she transmitted important information back to Britain. She was the first British female wireless operator to be sent to aid the French Resistance during the Second World War. Noor Inayat Khan was killed at the Dachau concentration camp after being caught by the Nazis.
2. Dahomey Amazons
Dahomey Amazons were an all-female military regiment that came into existence due to the high casualty rate of the male population in the Kingdom of Dahomey. The frequent warfare with neighboring states and the kingdom's obligation to give men as slaves to the Oyo Empire forced the kings of Dahomey to enlist women into the army. The Dahomey women soldiers often fought in the wars against Abeokuta.
3. Aleda E. Lutz
4. Violette Szabo
5. Nancy Wake
Nancy Wake was a journalist and nurse who became part of the French Resistance when the Nazis invaded France during the Second World War. She later escaped to the United Kingdom and joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE) where she received paratrooper and weapons training. She then returned to France and continued fighting the Nazis. She was the recipient of several prestigious awards like the George Medal from the UK and the Medal of Freedom