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Violette MORRIS

French Violette MORRIS

French athlete and spy for Nazi Germany

Source :  Daniel CHABERTDominique JOUANmarcuspaRobert SAVOUILLAN

Born: on April 18, 1893 in Paris 6ème, France
Died: on April 26, 1944 in Lieurey, Eure, France


Biography

Violette Morris (18 April 1893 – 26 April 1944) was a French athlete who won two gold and one silver medals at the Women's World Games in 1921–1922. in 1936, she became a spy for Nazi Germany, which continued during World War II. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush as a traitor to France.

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