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Enemy of the Reich : The Noor Inayat Khan Story / Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Other author/creatorPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.) production company.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2014.
Description1 streaming video file (54 min., 51 sec.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Parallel title Noor Inayat Khan Story
Contents Introduction (0:51) -- Special Operations Executive (1:39) -- Noor Inayat Khan (3:04) -- Maurice Buckmaster (2:30) -- Noor's Background (3:07) -- Childhood (3:09) -- Path of Service (3:34) -- Moral Values (5:09) -- Into France (2:26) -- Double Agent (2:45) -- Interrogation (3:17) -- Her Moment (3:01) -- Danger (2:05) -- Invisible Woman (2:14) -- Home (1:48) -- Betrayal (2:21) -- Arrest and Interrogation (3:13) -- Escape (3:02) -- Unaware (4:34) -- Credits: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story (1:00)
Abstract This film brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill's orders: to "Set Europe ablaze". After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied fliers. Betrayed by a French collaborator after four months, Khan resisted brutal interrogation by the Gestapo, escaping twice-only to be recaptured and sent to Germany where, at last, she was executed at Dachau.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission by Films Media Group on November 23, 2014.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle and description provided by distributor (Films Media Group, February 4, 2015).
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2014.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number60750 Films Media Group

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