Virginia Hall, “The Most Dangerous of all Allied Spies.”

Virginia Hall, “The Most Dangerous of all Allied Spies.”

Virginia Hall, Allied Spy
Virginia Hall receives the Distinguished Service Cross from Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan in London in 1945. She declined to have the award presented by President Harry S. Truman in Washington, D.C., because she said she had “work to do” in London. (CIA handout, public photo)

The Nazis called her “the most dangerous of all Allied spies” in Occupied France and called for her elimination. But Virginia Hall of Parkton, an amputee known as “the Lady Who Limps,” outran the Gestapo and helped secure victory for the Free French Forces in World War II.