Monday, August 21, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi agent SOE by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


She was a British  origin, lived in France and returned to England once France was attacked by Germans. She joined Womems auxiliary airforce and SOE   F agent being fluent in French .
She was sent to France for anti Nazi activities where    she was arrested by the Gestapo while meeting a contact in Montélimar in Drôme on 15 September 1943. She was sent north to the Fresnes prison in Paris where she was subjected to brutal interrogation and torture. A few months later in early 1944, she was shipped to Ravensbrück about 50 miles from Berlin. The Nazi concentration camp held approximately 30,000 women and children. With the defeat of the Third Reich imminent, the camp had become a frantic killing centre.  Lefort - along with other prisoners - was made to do hard labour for hours such as paving streets by pulling a huge iron roller. By the end of 1944, she was suffering from extreme malnutrition, diarrhoea and exhaustion.
In early 1945, she volunteered to be transferred to a new camp which SS-Obersturmführer Johann Schwarzhuber - the recently arrived deputy commandant of Ravensbrück - said was for sick prisoners. The new camp had been established at Uckermark on the site of a former youth camp for delinquent girls. However Schwarzhuber, who had formerly been responsible for gassings at the women's camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, had built the camp as an extermination center. Sometime in February 1945 Cicely Lefort died in the gas chamber . 

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi agent SOE by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


Maria Krystyna Janina SkarbekOBEGMCroix de guerre (Polish pronunciation: [krɨˈstɨna ˈskarbɛk]; 1 May 1908 – 15 June 1952), also known as Christine Granville,  was a Polish agent of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France.
She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain's wartime women agents. Her resourcefulness and success have been credited with influencing the organisation's policy of recruiting increasing numbers of women.  In 1941 she began using the nom de guerreChristine Granville, a name which she legally adopted upon naturalisation as a British subject in December 1946. 
Christine Granville was stabbed to death in the Shelbourne Hotel, Earls Court, in London, on 15 June 1952. She had begun work as a liner stewardess some six weeks earlier with the Union-Castle Line and had booked into the hotel on 14 June, having returned from a working voyage out of Durban, South Africa, on Winchester Castle. Her body was identified by her cousin, Andrzej Skarbek. When her death was recorded at the Royal Borough of Kensington's register office, her age was given as 37; over the course of her life she lost seven years.   She was awarded George Medal.  Several years after the Digne incident, in London, she told another Pole and fellow World War II veteran that, during her negotiations with the Gestapo, she had been unaware of any danger to herself. Only after she and her comrades had made good their escape did it hit home: "What have I done! They could have shot me as well 
For her work in conjunction with the British authorities, in May 1947 she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE),  an award normally associated with officers of the equivalent military rank of lieutenant-colonel, and a level above the most usual award of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) given to other women agents of SOE.
French recognition of Skarbek's contribution to the liberation of France came with the award of the Croix de Guerre.[ 
Her assailant was Dennis George Muldowney, an obsessed Reform Club porter and former merchant marine steward whose advances she had previously rejected. After being convicted of her murder, Muldowney was hanged at HMP Pentonville on 30 September 1952.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cartoon by Dr K Prabhakar Rao

The traffic police in Hyderabad stop a  bike rider at a traffic island. they ask for documents and identity.

bike Rider ( Irritated much ) Look sir. Vexed up I have  got the Adhar card number, Pan number , driving licence number address  tattooed on my both cheeks. Please look  at them and verify.

Constable ( to SI )... Sir book this man and write challan  for fine..

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi agent by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


She was a British subject and during world warII she joined SOE as an agent. She operated in occupied France. She was captured by the Gestapo and she was executed at a concentration camp in 1944

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


  He finished his studies in Berlin with a doctorate in medicine. Thereafter, Groscurth worked at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry. There he got to know Robert Havemann, with whom he founded a resistance group some years later.From 1933 Groscurth worked as an internist at the Robert Koch Hospital in Berlin, and later at the MoabitHospital, also in Berlin. In 1940, Groscurth was appointed as a lecturer at the Friedrich Wilhelm University, where he came to Rudolf Hess's attention when he became Groscurth's patient.Since Groscurth witnessed not only his Jewish colleagues being removed from their positions when Hitlercame to power beginning in 1933, he knowingly broke his professional discretion and tried to communicate to resistance groups everything that Hess had told him during medical consultations. This included, for example, plans for new concentration camps and for an attack on the Soviet Union. Together with the chemist Robert Havemann, the architect Herbert Richter-Lukian and the dentist Paul Rentsch, Groscurth then founded the resistance group Europäische Union ("European Union"). They hid Jews and fugitives. Whenever he could, Groscurth certified soldiers unfit for combat duty. In 1943, he got to know Galina Romanova, a Soviet doctor from Dnepropetrovsk who had been forcibly brought to Germany as a slave labourer. He treated her with medications, gave her professional advice, and supported her in organizing the resistance.
The European Union resistance group was betrayed in 1943 and Groscurth was seized on September 4, 1943. Afterwards, he was sentenced to death at the Volksgerichtshof. The death sentence was signed by the judges, Roland Freisler and Hans-Joachim Rehse. Groscurth was hanged at the Brandenburg-Görden Prison on May 8, 1944.

 umous reco

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi agent by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


She was originally a Romanian born to Gebrman Jew father and Brish Jew mother.Her father was a wealthy man but unfortunately lost his wealth in 1932 and died a year later. She with her mother later migrated to UK. SHe became intelligence officer in UK and worked with SOE F section related to France during WW II. She was assistant to Colonel Buckmaster From 1941 to 1945. She was commissioned in women's auxiliary Air Force. She became British national in 1944. After the war she was demobilised in 1947. She did not marry and lived long life to the age of 92 years. She was awarded CBE by UK govt.

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi agent by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


 She was an sOE agent from UK and operated in occupied France in most dangerous conditions Against Germans. Gerstapo hunted for her, but she survived the war. After the war she returned to UK and married an Royal airforce officer. Subsequently she resigned from the job in 1957. She won many awards and medals from UK. France, Australia and Newzealand. She was interested in Australian politics. But did not make it a big success. Her husband died after 40 years of married life. they had no children, She returned to UK and settled there. She stayed at home for the aged and passed away at advanced age of 98 years