History's HEROES? 1914 - 1944

Noor Inayat Khan

What she did


Her legacy

Noor Inayat Khan was one of the brave agents who risked their lives to go to France to assist in the war effort. Like others, she knew the dangers but went anyway. 

The work of the wireless operators was crucial in furthering the Allied cause. It was extremely dangerous as the possibility of detection and capture by the enemy was always imminent.

The impact each individual made is hard to measure. However, what is undeniable is the vital role that the undercover and intelligance services playing during World War 2. The war would not have been won without them. 

How is Noor remembered:
There is a wall in the museum that now stands on the grounds of the Dachau camp, which commemorates Noor.  She is honoured on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, for those RAF personnel with no known grave.The Temple of the Universal built at Suresnes is dedicated to her memory. Khankah Noor Inayat, the Southwest Sufi community's residential village has been named in her honour.

On 8th November 2012 the The Princess Royal unveiled a sculpture of Noor Inayat Khan, in London's Gordon Square Gardens.

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