TORQUAY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: The coffin of decorated second world war spy Eileen Nearne is brought into Our Lady Help of Christians and St Denis Roman Catholic Church on September 21, 2010 in ... more 
TORQUAY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: The coffin of decorated second world war spy Eileen Nearne is brought into Our Lady Help of Christians and St Denis Roman Catholic Church on September 21, 2010 in Torquay, England. The 89-year-old fluent French speaker who died alone was originially to be given a modest funeral, until it emerged she was a member of the UK's Special Operations Executive (SOE), the organisation set up by Winston Churchill to spy and carry out sabotage missions behind enemy lines. As a fluent French speaker, Nearne was flown into occupied France and worked as a radio operator until she was caught and tortured by the Gestapo. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Sep 21, 2010 10:30 AM EDT