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Baissac, de, Lise Marie Jeanette "Odile"

Date of birth:
May 11th, 1906 (Mauritius)
Date of death:
March 28th, 2004
French (1870-present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
September 1945
"She was the inspiring-force for the groups in the Orne, and through her initiatives she inflicted heavy losses on the Germans thanks to anti-tyre devices scattered on the roads near Saint-Aubin-du-Désert, Saint-Mars-du-Désert, and even as far as Laval, Le Mans and Rennes. She also took part in armed attacks on enemy columns."
The role she played in aiding the Maquis and the resistance in France will never be over-praised and she did much to enable to maquis and resistance's preparations before the American breakthrough in Mayenne."
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)


  • Photo 1: (Public Domain)
  • - Lise de Baissac
    - Binney, Marcus (2003). The Women Who Lived for Danger: The Agents of the Special Operations Executive. New York City: William Morrow. ISBN 978-0060540876.