History Trivia: Virginia Hall

Who was Virginia Hall, and how did she give Wonder Woman a run for her money? Hit play to find out. 

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was a be more native that's baltimore on dh She

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was known for serving in the ss or the office

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of strategic services which was actually pretty cool because she

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was a pretty dope woman Not only was she served

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in the o s s but she knew times of

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different languages which is very impressive because i still struggle

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with english But beyond that you know she also served

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in the u s embassy in warsaw for a period

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of time and while she was in warsaw she had

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this tragic hunting accident that you know made her lose

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a leg but it didn't keep oh virginia down because

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she was able to get a replacement a prosthetic wooden

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leg that she also named cuff burt which is kind

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of weird because you know i'd name my cars but

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apparently some people gain their legs right So there's that

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call was this extremely bad type woman Like when i

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say bad i mean bad in a good way Not

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like evil Bad evil genius bad that that's Not what

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i'm talking about here but no virginia She was so

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awesome She you know was specialized in weapons training She

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had security training she had resistance training She was a

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part of a lot of organizations like the ambulance corps

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the special ops She helped form agent networks She helped

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develop safe houses for people to go to and even

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recruited people to work in the safehouses And she even

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rescued pows from war So she was like the female

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superhero of the day back in the day You know

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it was so awesome She was so bad that you

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know the gestapo wanted to capture her you know they

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wanted to lock her up put her away that she

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was becoming a huge thorn in their side But you

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know virginia ho couldn't keep her down She was always

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one step ahead literally so she would never get caught

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And she actually became the first civilian and the only

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civilian woman to get awarded the distinguished service cross which

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is a huge deal because apparently no civilians actually get

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that So she got that and she kept going and

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she decided she wanted to do more stuff And so

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she kept on an intelligence And then she went to

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work with the cia for a period of time and

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that's virginia hall And in that show so that's your

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little known history Fact that now you know that you 00:02:47.82 --> [endTime] didn't know and i helped you know very good