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During World War II, a 56-year-old British noblewoman stood up to Nazi occupiers on the tiny island of Sark

mercredi 19 juin 2019, 03:23 , par BoingBoing
In June 1940, German forces took the Channel Islands, a small British dependency off the coast of France. They expected the occupation to go easily, but they hadn't reckoned on the island of Sark, ruled by an iron-willed noblewoman with a disdain for Nazis. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of Sibyl Hathaway and her indomitable stand against the Germans.
We'll also overtake an earthquake and puzzle over an inscrutable water pipe.
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