London Honours the Indian Spy Princess Who Died for Britain in WWII

A blue plaque has been added to the house in Bloomsbury in London where World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan once lived with her family., says our London correspondent.

Blue plaques are used to show connection between a place and a famous person or event, and this is the first one to honour a woman of Indian origin.

Our correspondent says the fvull story appeared in the BBC Newsround programme <https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53943709>

Noor served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a secret organisation set up by the British government which sent spies into countries invaded by Germany, to try and help people living under Nazi occupation.

The house in Bloomsbury where Noor once lived

She worked as a secret agent in Paris and is thought to be Britain’s first Muslim war heroine in Europe.

Unfortuantely, she was captured by the Gestapo (German secret police) and died in September 1944 at the Dachau concentration camp outside Munich in Germany.

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