Krystyna Skarbek – Secrets and Spies

Date: 17-09-2020 Hour: 19:00

Ognisko Polskie – Polish Heart will be showing a documentary film about the life of Special Operations Executive agent Krystyna Skarbek, along with contributions from author Clare Mulley and Anna Eavis.

The documentary follows the remarkable story of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, George Medal, OBE and Croix de Guerre. Born to a Polish aristocratic father and a Polish Jewish mother, she worked as an agent for the British SOE during the Second World War. She was the first female agent of the British to serve in the field and the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents, and was famously described as “Churchill’s favourite spy”.

Documentary Film with contributions from Author Clare Mulley and Anna Eavis.

Clare Mulley is an award-winning author and broadcaster. Her first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children, won theDaily Mail Biographers’ Club Prize, and is now under option. The Spy Who Loved, about Polish born Second World War special agent Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, led to Clare being decorated with Poland’s national honour, the Bene Merito. Clare’s third book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler, long-listed for the Historical Writers Association prize, tells the extraordinary story of Nazi Germany’s only two female test pilots, whose choices and actions put them on opposite sides of history.

Clare reviews for the Telegraph, Spectator and History Today. A popular public speaker, Clare hasgiven a TEDx talk at Stormont, and spoken at the House of Commons, Royal Albert Hall, National Army Museum, British Library and Warsaw Rising Museum, as well as many festivals. Recent TV includes Sky News, BBC Second World War 75th anniversary coverage, Newsnight, and the BBC series ‘Rise of the Nazis’. (

Taking place at 7pm on Thursday, 17th September, using the Zoom app here.

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