I Wanna Get Me A Little Oblivion, Baby

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Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"

"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"

"don’t give me that French shit."

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tomhazeldine:

Listen to this song when you’re riding your bike, running or driving in the car because it’s an optimistic song about your life and living it to the fullest.

A couple of days ago, I watched The Giver and while I couldn’t say it was my favourite movie, it was still relatively a good movie because it was a feel good film. I know. The Giver being a feel good film is not supposed to happen whatsoever giving the context that the people are living in. However, there were some really inspirational and touching parts the director has chosen to include for artistic purposes and it brought tears to my eyes.  

So lift your glass up high and cheer for a life worth living. 

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