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Mildred Gillars AKA Axis Sally

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Crime and Terrorism

Mildred Gillars AKA Axis Sally
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.74

     challenging words:    pro-German, propaganda, serial, racial, midge, accountable, wounded, testimony, morale, treason, traitor, dramatic, actress, trial, drama, government
     content words:    As Axis Sally, World War II, Mildred Sisk, Ohio Wesleyan University, New York, Berlitz School, Max Otto Koischewitz, Radio Berlin, War II, Sweet Home

Mildred Gillars AKA Axis Sally
By Mary Lynn Bushong

1     What does it take to be a traitor to your country? Do you have to spy on your government or sell state secrets? Do you have to tell lies about your country? As Axis Sally found out, it doesn't have to be any of those things. She tried to hurt the morale of American soldiers during World War II and paid the price.
2     Mildred Sisk was born in Portland, Maine on November 29, 1900. After her parents divorced, her mother remarried, and she took her stepfather's name - Gillars. After graduating from high school in Ohio, she attended Ohio Wesleyan University to study dramatic arts in hopes of becoming an actress. She excelled in speech and languages but did not graduate at that time.
3     Mildred held an assortment of jobs to get experience for her acting and eventually moved to New York. There she worked with different theatre groups but never made the break through to starring roles.

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