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War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France

War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Paperback)

By Marnham, Patrick

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In 1962 the young Patrick Marnham set off by car for a small village in central France. There he was taught French by an imperious countess, who he later discovered had fought in the Resistance until, betrayed, she was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp. On the very same day ...that his hostess's network was broken, Jean Moulin, de Gaulle's delegate as head of the combined Resistance forces, was arrested in Lyons, where he was tortured by Klaus Barbie before dying in Gestapo custody. Was this coincidence, or were these events connected? The anonymous letter writer suggested a key to the mystery. Using a knowledge of France gained from 12 years as the Independent's Paris correspondent, and subsequent research in archives in England and France, Marnham set out to discover the truth about the betrayal of the old lady who had become his tutor and friend. Following a trail leading from London through Occupied Europe to the rank and file Resistance in lost corners of France, he has unravelled the story of a complex wartime deception, involving British, American and French intelligence services. The War in the Shadows shines a light on the brutality and cynicism of the Secret War and reveals how it was actually fought. The result is a story of ruthless double-dealing worthy of John le Carre, but with this difference: it is not a fiction.
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ISBN 9780861540587
Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780861540587
Stock Release date is 2 November 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 2 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Marnham, Patrick
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Espionage & Secret Services
Military Intelligence
War & Defence Operations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 940.5344
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France, World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - United States, France - History - German occupation, 1940-1945
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade