Australian War Heroes – Nancy Wake – The White Mouse


Your students will be enthralled with the danger and intrigue of Australian War Hero Nancy Wake. Decode the secret messages to find out more!


Your students will be enthralled with the danger and intrigue of Australian War Hero Nancy Wake and her work with the French and British Special Operations Unit. Nancy played a key role in coordinating the rescue and escape of Jewish people and Allied troops from Nazi-occupied France, earning the nickname White Mouse from the Germans.

Year level: Five | Six | Seven

Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor: ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSI125

Nancy Wake is a fascinating Australian War Hero who worked tirelessly to help the French Resistance movement in World War II. Nancy facilitated the escape routes out of France to help free Jewish refugees and Allied troops. Her ability to avoid capture earnt her the nickname  The White Mouse from a frustrated German army.

This resource pack is so much fun! With secret messages to read, a Secret Agent profile folder, mazes to solve, coded messages to decipher and a decoder spinner, your students will be totally engaged with Nancy Wake and her life as part of the French Resistance movement.

This pack includes:

♦ Mini-unit Title Page
♦ Secret Agent Profile folder
♦ Secret telegrams and radio messages to read and sort into chronological order – two will require access to a mirror.
♦ Secret Message quiz maze
♦ White Mouse Timeline Maze
♦ Crack The Code crossword
♦ Decoder spinner – split pins required

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Additional information


Year 5, Year 6

Resource Type



HASS, History

Number of pages


Are Answers Included?

Yes. Where Applicable


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