A World War II Spy

It makes sense. I have heard it many times from police officers, detectives and investigators. They all may need to rely on their sixth sense to solve crimes, do their daily activities, and to save lives. They have to make quick judgments, decisions and often don’t have all the information that might be helpful. That is the perfect formula for relying on gut instincts. It is the data you have, the unspoken data based upon feelings and thoughts, past experiences, nuances, tones body language.

Code Name:Lise

I was recently reminded of this when reading a book about a female World War II British name Odette (Her spy name was Lis). The book is called Code Name: Lise and was written by Larry Loftis. He tells the reader about her adventures as a spy. It is obvious from his stories that she had to develop and depend upon her instincts to both survive and to provide the British with information

One story was an account of how Odette was almost caught by Germans in a home where she was staying overnight. Germans knocked on the door the following morning and demanded that the woman who lived in the house show them every room. The woman who lived in the house agreed to show them to each room. When they got to Odette’s room, the woman told the German that her niece was in the room, sleeping, sick with the flu. The Germans believed the story and didn’t enter the room. Odette avoided being captured thanks to the woman’s quick thinking, good instincts, or maybe it was luck.

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