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    Behind Enemy Lines: The Autobiography of Britain's Most Decorated Living War Hero (Paperback) By (author) Sir Tommy Macpherson, By (author) Richard Bath

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    DescriptionWith three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Legion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared Das Reich tank column to surrender, or how Tommy almost single-handedly stopped Tito's Yugoslavia annexing the whole of north-east Italy. Twice captured, he escaped both times, marching through hundreds of miles of German-held territory to get home. Still a schoolboy when war broke out, Tommy quickly matured into a legendary commando, and his remarkable story features a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle.


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    Title
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Subtitle
    The Autobiography of Britain's Most Decorated Living War Hero
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Tommy Macpherson, By (author) Richard Bath
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845967086
    ISBN 10: 1845967089
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027120
    DC22: 940.548141
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.540092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    BIC subject category V2: CV
    LC classification: D811.M2557 A3 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, DNBH1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp b/w
    Publisher
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    05 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Sir Tommy Macpherson was born in Edinburgh in 1920. He now divides his time between London and Newtonmore. Richard Bath is an award-winning journalist who edits Scottish Field magazine and writes for Scotland on Sunday on history, politics, food and sport. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and three children.
    Review quote
    "My book of the year, without question ... reads like a combination of a Biggles adventure and Dick Barton" -- Jeffrey Archer in Books of the Year 2010 Daily Telegraph "One of Scotland's most courageous sons" Sunday Herald "Recreates the adventure" The Times Literary Supplement