WWII spy heroine Eileen Nearne buried with honours
A woman who served as a British spy during World War II has been buried with full honours, after a lifetime of keeping her wartime service a secret.
Eileen Nearne, known as Agent Rose, worked as a wireless operator and was captured and tortured by the Nazis while behind enemy lines.
Ms Nearne, who died of a heart attack aged 89, was due to have a council funeral until her story in occupied France was revealed.
Louise Hubball reports.
21 Sep 2010
- From the section UK