The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando
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In the tradition of 'Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's 'Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the best spy thrillers. An unsung hero of the Resistance, Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur, and his exploits as a British Special Operations Executive-trained resistant
When the Nazis invaded France during the Second World War and imprisoned his father, Robert de La Rochefoucauld - a scion of one of the oldest aristocratic families in France - escaped to England and trained in the dark arts of anarchy and combat. Under the guidance of SOE spies, he learned to crack safes, plant bombs and kill enemies with his bare hands.
Then, back in France, he organised Resistance cells, killed Nazi officers and interfered with German missions. He survived unbearable torture and escaped Nazi confinement on not one but two occasions, to live well into his eighties. The adventures of de La Rochefoucauld offer rare insight into a unique moment in history, revealing brand new information about a network of commandos who battled evil and bravely worked together to change the course of history.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: March 2019
Number of pages: 304
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 19 mm
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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