Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan flies over Nazi cockroaches with her harp

Noor Inayat Khan

1914 – 1944

Noor Inayat Khan, writer and harp player, became a radio operator in occupied France. Captured after 12 weeks—twice the average life expectancy of radio operators—she was tortured and eventually killed by the Nazis. She did not reveal any information to her interrogators and nearly escaped on two occasions.