The Resource They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Glass., (ebook)

They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Glass., (ebook)

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They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France
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They fought alone
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the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France
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Charles Glass.
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eng
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"Highly detailed and fast-paced, Charles Glass's They Fought Alone is a must-read for those whose passion is the Resistance literature of World War II." 'Alan Furst, author of A Hero of France From the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, the astounding story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forces As far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive (Soe) did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation 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 resistants 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. While both brothers were sent across the channel to organize against the Germans, their fates in war could hardly have been more different. Captain George Starr commanded networks of resistants in southwest France, cutting German communications, destroying weapons factories, and delaying the arrival of Nazi troops to Normandy by seventeen days after D-Day. Younger brother Lieutenant John Starr laid groundwork for resistance in the Burgundy countryside until he was betrayed, captured, tortured, and imprisoned by the Nazis in France and sent to a series of concentration camps in Germany and Austria. Feats of boldness and bravado were many, but appalling scandals, including George's supposed torture and execution of Nazis prisoners, and John's alleged collaboration with his German captors, overshadowed them all. At the war's end, Britain, France, and the United States awarded both brothers medals for heroism, and George would become one of only three among thousands of Soe operatives to achieve the rank of colonel. Yet, their battle honors did little to allay postwar allegations against them, and when they returned to England, their government accused both brothers of heinous war crimes. Here, for the first time, is the story of one of the great clandestine organizations of World War II, and of two heroic brothers whose ordeals during and after the war challenged the accepted myths of Britain's wartime resistance in occupied France. Written with complete and unrivaled access to only recently declassified documents from Britain's Soe files, French archives, family letters, diaries, and court records, along with interviews from surviving wartime Resistance fighters, They Fought Alone is a real-life thriller. Renowned journalist and war correspondent Charles Glass exposes a dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, and the daring men and women who risked everything to change the course of World War II
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collective biography
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DLC
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1951-
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Glass, Charles
Dewey number
940.54/86410922
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Starr, George Reginald
  • Starr, John Ashford Renshaw
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
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They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Glass., (ebook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3844834
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780698168978
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2018028496
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computer
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rdamedia
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n
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remote
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2D6C4ED1-616D-42ED-8B3B-259D74F1D798
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  • on1041204345
  • (OCoLC)1041204345
Label
They fought alone : the true story of the Starr Brothers, British secret agents in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Glass., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3844834
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698168978
Lccn
2018028496
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2D6C4ED1-616D-42ED-8B3B-259D74F1D798
System control number
  • on1041204345
  • (OCoLC)1041204345

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