Blue plaque at Devon home of WWII spy Eileen Nearne

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2011

A blue plaque is to be unveiled at the last home in Devon of WWII heroine Eileen Mary Nearne. Ms Nearne died last September of a heart attack, at the age of 89. After her death her role and heroism as an agent in occupied France was revealed including her capture and torture at the hands of the Gestapo. The blue plaque, a scheme operated by English Heritage since 1986, will be unveiled on Tuesday at her former home in Torquay.

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