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They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France

Author: Charles Glass
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : First large print editionView all editions and formats
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"After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the [Special Operations Executive (SOE)] to 'set Europe ablaze.' The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training, and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
NonFiction
Named Person: George Reginald Starr; John Ashford Renshaw Starr
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Glass
ISBN: 9781984827678 1984827677
OCLC Number: 1052768755
Description: xviii, 551 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An unexpected encounter --
Called to the colors --
A beautiful friendship --
"I was a human being" --
A cursed day --
"It literally rained containers" --
Arrests and arrivals --
Avenue Boche --
Word of honor --
Sabotage --
John's cousin --
Das Reich --
The battle of Castelnau --
The Germans retreat --
"I said 'shit' to de Gaulle" --
Starrs on trial.
Responsibility: Charles Glass.

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"After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the [Special Operations Executive (SOE)] to 'set Europe ablaze.' The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training, and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins, and saboteurs they led"--Publisher marketing.

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