Cyanide in my Shoe by Ron Shears | Script Revolution

Cyanide in my Shoe

A 'secret army' of 60 ladies in extraordinary, terrifying situations from many backgrounds and nationalities, and one is just 19, some middle-aged with families. The greater the danger inspires them even more. One was different.

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She was a Doctor and Surgeon who flew over 50 times into German-occupied France. Only two Englishmen knew what she did. But according to experts, she is fake.
Her husband-an Army Colonel died from his injuries shortly after the war. Her four brothers were serving army officers, all killed in action. None knew what she did, and she did not know their fates. But according to experts, she is fake. I know different. What do you think? I will explain it to the script buyer.

From her notebook.
A man I knew called asking I go through my handbag and wardrobe for anything; 'Made in England.' Powder, Compact, shoes, stockings, gloves. Not bought anything in England for years.
Carry French cigarettes in a French-made case, with a lighter that doubles as a compass.
My watch was replaced with a Swiss one, which also doubled as a compass. The agent selling this brand was in Re de Rivoli. I was French from head to toes.
I am a school teacher on relief when others were sick. Germans ignore schools and brothels, pleased not asked to be a hostess.
Learn soft Karate, Samurai killing art-mixture of Judo, Kung Fu, Karate, not soft-hand, butt, hard chopping learned from Jap expert. Warned not to hold lung position longer than 40 seconds, empty lungs-easily concuss nervous system. I did for 30. Told the Major, 'I am a doctor, not killing anyone.' He replied, 'We shall see.'

For most of the female spies, incredible bravery and exploits are filed away on dusty shelves with faded or missing labels and forgotten. It took tremendous courage to be a spy. Now, we only read about them in obituary columns—their files in cardboard boxes with faded or missing labels on dusty shelves. Dusting them off is long overdue.

I believe it was fortunate, a fire shortly after WW2 destroyed much of the paperwork relating to WW2 allied agents.

Submitted: September 10, 2020
Last Updated: September 12, 2020

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The Writer: Ron Shears

He was born in 1935 in Kent, England grew up in Bomb Alley during WW2. He served a 5-year apprenticeship as a Compositor Typographer. Met Patricia, an Art Student at age 17, married in 1957. They have a daughter, two son's eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He left a print after 11 years to start a roof tiling and slating business, eventually employing 52 trade's men. Nine years later, lost a fortune to bad debts when oil price increased 400% in four days. Builders large and small went broke, taking him with them. Some years later, he migrated to Australia. Broke, did building site laboring work to support the family., started writing to keep sane, never showed anyone for... Go to bio

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