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The untold story...
In 1942, the second world war raged across Europe. The Special Operations Executive was given one command:
"Set Europe ablaze".
Using spies and saboteurs to slow the German advance, agents were dropped into the field behind enemy lines. The lifespan was short. The danger ever-present.
Noor was the least likely person to become an agent. The daughter of a famous Muslim leader, she practiced non-violence and refused to lie. But seeing the Nazis invade her beloved France set her resolve.
She would fight them, any way she could.
After training under the code-breaker Leo Marks, Noor parachuted into Paris. Within days, her entire circuit was compromised. Noor was on her own.
Agent Madeliene is the story of an unlikely heroine, a woman who gave everything in pursuit of what she knew to be right.
Noor could not have stood out more if she tried. The daughter of a white American woman and a religious mystic from India, Noor quickly took to her father's beliefs of an Islam focused on divine love, peace, and harmony.
Mixed race, Muslim, and deeply committed to her ideals of pacifism and integrity, Noor stood out when she was selected for training as a secret agent. She persevered despite the odds against her, and became the first female wireless transmitter to go behind enemy lines.
Noor was awarded the highest possible honours from both Britain and France for her sacrafices during the war. A statue in her honour stands at Gordon Square Gardens. She is considered, by historians, to be Britain's first Muslim war heroine.