The inspired true-life story of Violette Szabo, one of the bravest women of World War II. Virginia McKenna and Paul Schofield star in this moving and dramatic story of Violette Szabo - who volunteered to be parachuted into France as a secret agent to re-organise a shattered Resistance group. Her mission successful, she joins the Resistance, harrying German reinforcements for the Normandy front where she stays until captured by the Germans and handed over to the Gestapo. A cruel and prolonged interrogation fails to make her betray her comrades, and is consequently deported to Germany. In the horror and squalor! of Ravensbruck concentration camp, Violette's spirit remains unbroken, even though she learns that she is to be executed by an SS firing squad for espionage. A moving story about the strength of the human spirit in the most adverse circumstances.