By: Maclaren, Roy.

Price: $15.00 USD

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330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "During the Second World War, Canadians found themselves behind enemy lines in Europe and Asia. Many were airmen who had been shot down, but almost one hundred Canadians volunteered to go on hazardous assignments amidst the enemy. Two secret British services requested Canadian volunteers who could pass as natives in an occupied country, and who were ready to risk their lives in assisting local resistance groups in sabotage and ambush or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied Europe and Asia. Operating in disguise in France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Burma, Malaya, and Sarawak, these Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the und erground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. Their unique contribution to ultimate victory has seldom been recognized." Light edge to boards, light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is light cocked, front board is slightly raised from textblock, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling/creasing, light rubbing, very light browning at edge. Good+/Very Good


Author Name: Maclaren, Roy.

Categories: Military - World War II,

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1981), Ist edition.:

Seller ID: 11770

Keywords: Secret Service, Allied airmen, Resistance, Sabotage, Occupied Europe, Asia, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Burma, Malaya, Sarawak, Escapes, Spies, Personal narratives, Prisoners, Prisons, Special Operations Executive, Balkans, D-Day, Frogmen, D,