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The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

22 September 2022, 5.00pm

'The Spy Who Loved' book cover
'The Spy Who Loved' book cover
'The Spy Who Loved' book cover
22 September 2022, 5.00pm

The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

Join Clare Mulley as she recounts the remarkable tale of Britain’s first female special agent of the Second World War.
 £10.00 (Concessions £8.00)

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The event

Courageous and enigmatic, Christine Granville – also known as Krystyna Skarbek – was the daughter of a Polish aristocrat and ended up becoming one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated special agents.

Join historian Claire Mulley as she unpacks Christine’s remarkable career, which took her from occupied Poland to Egypt and then behind enemy lines in France. The intelligence that she gathered made a remarkable contribution to the Allied war effort, saving the lives of her fellow officers’ mere hours before their execution on more than one occasion.

The sponsor

This event is kindly sponsored and co-curated by the Polish Cultural Institute.

Director's choice

‘The story of Christine Granville is both inspiring and fascinating. Her courage and guile combined with both tenderness and ruthlessness makes her such an extraordinary person. I could not put Clare’s book down!’

Justin Maciejewski
Director of the National Army Museum

The speaker

Clare Mulley is an award-winning author, broadcaster and popular historian whose work re-examine the history of the First and Second World Wars through the lives of remarkable women.

Her books include The Woman Who Saved the Children, The Spy Who Loved,  and The Women Who Flew For Hitler.

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22 September 2022
5.00pm - 6.00pm
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National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom