Episode 3: Propaganda
On her wedding day Liliana discovered that she was not only saying yes to marriage, but also to the perilous work of a wireless operator in one of the first resistance cells in France.
Speaking five languages by the age of 19, she was instrumental in encoding messages sent to Bletchley Park from a Polish Military cell in Lyon, run by her husband.
The cultural beliefs about women, and the relationship power gradient between women and men, supported her fiancé’s action to decide her fate.
In this episode, the patriarchal monopoly on power is easily exposed in the Allied propaganda of the era. In juxtaposition to this power, Liliana’s story reflects her authentic contributions, and her matchless abilities and ingenuity that saved them from certain capture when the cell was infiltrated by the Nazis.
Award winning Vancouver actor Colleen Winton is the voice of Liliana. You can read more about her here.