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From Baltimore Socialite To Audacious Spy

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Virginia Hall, daughter of an upscale Baltimore family, turned herself into one of the most daring spies of World War II. Biographer Sonia Purnell recounts Hall repeatedly eluding capture and death while helping the French resist Nazi occupation.

Purnell will speak at Hall's alma mater, Roland Park County School, tomorrow evening. Details here.

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