Peter ChurchillPeter Morland Churchill (1909 - 1972) was an SOE officer during the World War Two. His code name was "Michel".
After the outbreak of World War Two he became an intelligence officer and joined Special Operations Executive. In January 1942 he was landed by submarine at Miramar in France to supply and evaluate the Carte circuit of the Maquis and French Resistance. When he returned to England, he was promoted to captain
In August 1942 Churchill went to Montpellier to France to organize and coordinate the Spindle Network. He recruited Odette Sansom as a radio operator and they apparently became very close. Spindle Network directed aerial delivery of supplies to Maquis. However, many resistance members disapproved of Churchill's flamboyant lifestyle and his tactlessness with his contacts. Spindle transferred to annecy network.
Churchill and Sansom claimed they were a married couple and related to Winston Churchill. They were tortured and sent to concentration camps but avoided execution until the end of the war.
Peter Churchill's memoirs: