Elvira BurbeckElvira Burbeck gives an enlightening interview about her service as a FANY. She operated out of Massingham and Italy.
Elvira Burbeck – Film 1Following her unemployment, Elvira Burbeck applied to the FANY, and despite very little training was sent to Algiers within a month. She experienced the dangers of travelling by convoy to Oran, although she was more excited than afraid. She also gives details of her duties at Massingham, where she was part of the Intelligence Office.
Elvira Burbeck – Film 2In this film, Elvira continues to share details of her 10 months of work in Massingham, as well as the relationships she had with the other FANY. She is then posted to Italy where she helped to identify road and rail targets for the Agents to bomb. Following this, she returned to General Intelligence, and spent a year working in India.
Elvira Burbeck – Film 3Elvira did enjoy her time working with in the FANY. In her third film, she tells an amusing story about a snake that was slithering around where it certainly wasnt wanted.
Elvira Burbeck – Film 4After the war, Elvira returned to London where she applied for a job in the Foreign Office. After much consideration she accepted work in Rome, where, ironically, she helped to get the Italians back on their feet. Many thanks to Elvira for sharing her fascinating story with us.
Elvira Burbeck gives an enlightening interview about her service as a FANY. She operated out of Massingham and Italy.