Sunday, November 23, 2014
"A 93-year-old woman living quietly in an Auckland rest home has been revealed as one of the bravest spies of World War Two.
On Tuesday Phyllis Latour Doyle – Pippa to her friends - will be bestowed with France's highest decoration for what she did 70 years ago.
And for the English born woman, the honour is also bringing out her largely unknown story.
The Telegraph in Britain reports today that she has remained in the shadows; "a reluctant heroine with an astonishing past"..."
It's only now these amazing tales are coming to light. Doesn't it make the so-called exploits of the current day hero's- usually an overpaid sportsman- seem totally pathetic.