Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”
Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity
I really love that she fights like a dancer.
The pirouette prep in the second gif tho
Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx want everyone to catch a sneak peek of their new movie, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ at the MTV Movie Awards. Englishman Andrew Garfield makes sure the British audience gets the message too. (x)
#watching my favorite movie with my parents
What gets me in this scene is George lost the most important person in his life and he’s grieving, he’s terrified, he’s confused and he doesn’t know what to do. But he sees his little brother come in. And he knows that he could have lost him too and that in itself is not something he could deal with. So he is able to tear himself away from his other half to hug his baby brother. The brother he teased mercilessly and pranked. The brother he was never really the nicest too. But it didn’t matter in that moment because he was alive and he could not take another person he loved leaving him.
excuse u who gave u the right
Isaac “I’m not witty” Lahey
George R.R. Martin on sex versus violence
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