Szabo, Violette

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Name
Szabo, Violette Gender: F
Violette Reine Elizabeth Bushell
born on 26 June 1921 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Levallois Perret, France, 48n54, 2e18
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°02' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°54 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°38'



Biography

British secret agent during World War II.

She was born to an English taxi driver and a French woman. She spent her early years in France but her family moved to England during her teen years. On August 21, 1940, she married a French Army officer, Etienne Szabo, who was soon after transferred to Africa. She stayed in England and joined the Air Defense in 1941, giving birth to her daughter Tania on June 8, 1942. Her husband was killed in late 1942, in the battle of EI-Alamein. In 1943, saying, "My husband has been killed by the Germans and I'm going to get my own back," Violette joined a British Paratrooper unit. Because she spoke French, she was sent to France and successfully completed her first mission. On her second mission there, however, in June 1944, she was ambushed by a German patrol. She was imprisoned and tortured. Taken to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in August 1944, she was executed in January 1945 by firing squad.

After the war, in 1946, she was posthumously awarded a George Cross in 1946. The King presented it to her 4-year old daughter. She was also given the Croix de Guerre. A plaque was erected in her honor on June 26, 1988 at her cousins' home "Cartref" in Wormelow, near Hereford, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by War or Terrorism January 1945 (Executed by firing squad, age 23)
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  • Death of Mate 1942 (in combat)
  • Social : Joined group 1943 (British paratroopers)
  • Relationship : Marriage 21 August 1940 (Etienne Szabo)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 June 1942 (Daughter born)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the book by Susan Ottaway: "Violette Szabo" (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 2002), p. 7.

Categories

  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent
  • Vocation : Military : Killed (by Gestapo)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Husband killed during combat)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Torture victim

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