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    DescriptionFollowing the outbreak of the Second World War, Guy Burgess, an officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, convinced his superiors that a special school be opened to teach sabotage. Although his suggestion that it be called 'Guy Fawkes' School' was turned down, Brickendonbury Manor, near Hertford, was chosen and named 'Station XVII'. Kim Philby, Guy's friend from his Cambridge days, was given the task of drawing up its syllabus. Under the command of Frederick Peters, RN, instructors were recruited to train saboteurs from the Allied forces in both the theory and practice of using plastic explosives and time-delay devices to destroy electrical installations, mines, engineering works, canals, ships, port facilities, railway engines and railway lines. Heydrich's assassins, Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, were trained here, as were 'The Heroes of Telemark', the dozens of men sent to destroy Norway's Heavy Water plant. This book investigates the history of Brickendonbury, tells stories about some of its personnel and assesses the successes and failures of some of the estimated 1,200 saboteurs sent into occupied Europe.


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    Title
    Churchill's School for Saboteurs
    Subtitle
    Station 17
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard O'Connor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445611549
    ISBN 10: 1445611546
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    LC classification: D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEST
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBKEST
    DC23: 940.548641
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    01 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Bernard O'Connor has been a teacher for almost forty years and is the author of Agent Rose, Churchill's Angels and Churchill's Most Secret Airfield. He lives in Bedfordshire.