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Fighting with Manners: Sibyl Hathaway


It’s no secret that World War II was an incredibly tragic period with a terrible aggressor, the Nazi army, destroying people’s lives and communities. On one European island however, a woman found a way to fight back using a weapon nobody else would think of … her manners. Join us for an episode about Dame Sibyl Hathaway, a brave woman who helped save her community from the invading German army. Let’s go learn about this incredible story!

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This episode was hosted by Nowal "Zee" Massari, written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.