Foreign News: The Countess

"Her courage was of the kind that passed belief," said a high officer of British Intelligence. "She had a war record almost without parallel . . . There are at least two British officers who would not be alive today if it were not for her." Moreover, added a distinguished compatriot, "the countess was a most beautiful woman."

Polish-born Christine Skarbek was indeed a beauty, slim and dark-haired, with startlingly white skin. She also had daring and skill, shown in the way she galloped her father's blooded horses over the family estate near Piotrkow or skied down the steepest Carpathian slopes. But...

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