Odette Hallowes

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Odette Hallowes

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Auction Date:2010 Sep 15 @ 22:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Allied heroine of World War II, sent into Nazi-occupied France to work with the French underground. Rare vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 6.25 photo of Hallowes wearing her medals, signed in fountain pen, “With best wishes, Odette Hallowes.” In fine condition, with a couple light vertical creases lightly affecting sentiment. Hallowes was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and was the first of three World War II FANY members to be awarded the George Cross. She remains the only woman to have received the George Cross whilst alive, all other female GC awards to date being posthumous. She was also appointed a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur for her work with the French resistance. Provenance: The Barry Hoffman Collection.