From Krystyna Skarbek to Christine Granville
Born into an aristocratic family in Poland in 1908, Krystyna Skarbek became one of the longest-serving secret agents of the British Operations Executive during World War II. She was not afraid to risk her life to make the world a better place.
Winston Churchill’s favourite spy
For her extraordinary service she was presented with the George Medal and an OBE in Britain, the Croix de Guerre from France, and enough ribbons to make any general jealous. Sarah Oliver, Winston Churchill’s daughter, said that Churchill had even remarked that Skarbek was his favourite spy.