Mourners lined the streets of Torquay for the funeral of Miss Nearne, whose daring wartime spy work came to light following her death on 2 September.
The 89-year-old died in her home in the resort after suffering a heart attack.
As a young woman Miss Nearne was recruited by the Special Operations Executive and was captured by the Nazis in France but never talked about it.
She was due to have a council funeral but these plans changed as a result of the publicity about her past.
Military charities donated cash and a local funeral director offered to fund a service more befitting a war heroine.
How many heroes have we, that are anonymous? Who die alone, unlamented because they are forgotten?
How many towns would have the streets lined in mourning and respect for those heroes when they pass?
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H/T Soft Green Glow