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X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis (Hardback)

By Garrett, Leah

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June 1942. The Third Reich is victorious everywhere. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria who escaped to Britain just before the War. Many have lost their families, t...heir homes - their whole worlds. And now, in the crucial final battles against the Nazis, they will stop at nothing to defeat them. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Europe to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp - the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis.
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ISBN 9781784743116
Released NZ 27 May 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781784743116
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Released 27 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Garrett, Leah
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
World History: Second World War
Military History
Jewish studies
Fascism & Nazism
Espionage & Secret Services
Revolutions & Coups
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 940.541241
Weight 580g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Regimental histories - Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Europe
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly