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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 (Hardback)

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 House by the River 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 9781786078094
Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781786078094
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 5 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
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: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 940.5344
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
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