Thursday, September 23, 2010
WWII Heroine, Eileen Nearne
Eileen Nearne died on September 2ond. She was a heroine of World War II who worked a radio transmitter during the D-Day invasion from behind enemy lines in France at the young age of 23 (Heroine) providing crucial information to the Allies. She was captured and tortured by the Germans in July of 1944. When the Germans couldn’t break Ms. Nearne they sent her to Ravensbruck concentration camp. She escaped and was liberated by American Forces. Eileen Nearne was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire. Never divulging information about her wartime service to any neighbors in Torquay, the seaside town in Devon where she lived until her death, Ms. Nearne’s exploits will I hope be celebrated now. She sure was something. RIP, Eileen.