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Violette Szabό with her daughter Tania at her flat, 36 Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill, London, circa 1943.<br />
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The world-famous gallantry medal awarded to a British secret agent who was one of the bravest women of World War II has today sold for a world record £312,000.<br />
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The George Cross posthumously awarded to Violette Szabo, who was executed by the Nazis, was sold by her daughter Tania at a London auction.<br />
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It was bought by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, who owns the world's largest collection of Victoria and George Crosses.