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English Heritage Unveils Blue Plaque For Krystyna Skarbek

Krystyna Skarbek Blue Plaque

We are delighted to share the news that Krystyna Skarbek has received a blue plaque from English Heritage, providing well-earned recognition for this remarkable woman.

Countess Krystyna Skarbek (aka Christine Granville) was Britain’s first and longest-serving female secret agent during the Second World War. Her fearless missions included rescuing French Resistance agents from the Gestapo and helping Polish pilots escape Poland to fight in the Battle of Britain.

The new plaque marks the Lexham Gardens Hotel (then the Shelbourne Hotel) in Kensington, which was her home from 1949 until 1952, when tragically, she was murdered.

Her incredible true story shows how one person can have a disproportionate impact on events. She delivered the seemingly impossible through courage, leadership, determination and optimism.

This incredible lady continues to inspire the Skarbek team.

Read more about Krystyna’s inspirational story here:

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