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Secret war heroes

Author: Marcus Binney
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the hidden deeds of the male agents of Britain's Special Operations Executive during World War II.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Binney
ISBN: 0340829095 9780340829097
OCLC Number: 61301484
Description: x, 324 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Bill Sykes : expert in silent killing --
Georges Bégué : the first agent to be dropped in France --
George Binney and the ball bearing run --
Ben Cowburn : a clandestine life and sabotage in Troyes --
Gus March-Phillips and the kidnap of the duchess --
Graham Hayes : commando raidns, escape and betrayal --
Percy Mayer and the liberation of Madagascar --
Harry Ree and sabotage at the Peugeot factory --
Guido Zembasch-Schreve : betrayal and escape --
Denis Rake : the adventures of a homosexual agent --
Envoi.
Responsibility: Marcus Binney.

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'The acts of courage portrayed in this enthralling book are of a kind so rare in our culture as to be virtually non-existent. His (Binney's) purpose- one that he pulls of superbly- is to pay tribute Read more...

 
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