Lost 4 toes in an argument with amotorboat propeller- the gory details still make me wince. Australia WWII heroine Nancy 'White Mouse' Wake dies One of the most highly decorated Allied secret agents of World War II, Nancy Wake, has died in London aged 98.
Born in New Zealand but raised in Australia, she is credited with helping hundreds of Allied personnel escape from occupied France.
Mr Winter says he did not know the circumstances nor the cause of death.
Police spokesman Richard French said the death did not appear to be suspicious.
The actress-turned-professor, who was also battling cancer, was first hospitalized for pneumonia."I have only one thing to say: I killed a lot of Germans, and I am only sorry I didn't kill more," she once said.She was Australia's most decorated servicewoman, and one of the most decorated Allied servicewomen of World War II.She returned to Australia in 1949, where she failed several times to win a seat in parliament.In 1957 she went back to England, where she married RAF fighter pilot John Forward. She had been a resident at a nursing home for retired forces personnel since 2003."Nancy Wake was a woman of exceptional courage and resourcefulness whose daring exploits saved the lives of hundreds of Allied personnel and helped bring the Nazi occupation of France to an end," Ms Gillard said in a statement.