Marie Marvingt - Home Learning Resource - Inspirational Sporting Women

Marie Marvingt - Home Learning Resource - Inspirational Sporting Women

Marie Marvingt

 

Marie Marvingt had an irrepressible love of sport and adventure. She rode roughshod over the sexist expectations of women to excel as a swimmer, cyclist, hot air balloonist, skier, bobsleigher and mountaineer.

 

A fearless pioneer of balloon and aircraft flight, she was one of the first women to fly solo in an aeroplane, and pioneered the air ambulance. During World War I she earned France’s highest awards for valour.

 

The only woman to fly bombing missions, she also disguised herself as a man to fight in the trenches of the Western Front, then served in the perilous role of spy in northern Italy.

 

This resource highlights the many inspirational qualities evident in the jawdropping activities and achievements that peppered Marie’s truly extraordinary life.

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