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Carolinda Witt - Author

Carolinda Witt is the granddaughter of World War ll spy, Walter Dicketts' who was sent into Nazi Germany to infiltrate the German Secret Service and survived. She is the author of two books.


Like her grandfather, Carolinda has also lived an adventurous life, growing up in Africa; swimming internationally for Kenya; sailing around the Caribbean, and becoming one of the first female hot-air balloon pilots in Britain at the age of twenty. In 1988 she flew the Virgin Jumbo Jet shaped balloon across Australia in the Trans-Australia balloon race, generating pre-race publicity by tethering a fully inflated balloon to a barge and sailing it under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Dicketts' month-long secret mission into Nazi Germany on behalf of MI5 in the middle of war in 1941 was an act of extraordinary bravery and ability - and it is a miracle he lived to tell the tale. His personal life was equally astounding, and Carolinda's moving account of how she tracked down her grandfather, whose six wives (two were mistresses) tried to erase him from history, reveals a family ignorant of his heroism and sadly of each other. Fearing the repercussions Dicketts' activities might wreak upon his six children, two wives changed their children's surnames - and the others simply lied...

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