Friday Finds – Nancy Wake and Meteor Showers

Posts of the week:

And here are links for your reading pleasure:

Evil squirrels wreck the internet.  No, not with a cute video meme, just by chewing.

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight.

On this day in 1981, the first IBM PC was introduced.  4.77mhz!  Up to 256kb of memory!  Optional COLOR GRAPHICS!

And finally, Nancy Wake, the ‘White Mouse’ of the Maquis in WWII, died earlier this week.  If you saw Captain America and liked Agent Carter, then this lady’s story is for you.

As her involvement in the war deepened, Ms. Wake was trained by the British to kill with her bare hands (she delivered a fatal karate chop to a sentry at an arms factory), parachute into enemy-held territory and work a machine gun.

With her highly motivated force, Ms. Wake planned and executed a successful raid on a Gestapo garrison and an arms factory in central France in 1944.

It’s an incredible tale that had yet (to her mind) been told properly on TV or in film.  Rest in Peace, Ms. Wake.