MI9: Escape and Evasion

MI9: Escape and Evasion


By (author) M. R. D. Foot, By (author) J. m. Langley

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  • Publisher: Biteback
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 36mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849541310
  • ISBN 13: 9781849541312
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 276,081

Product description

Forged passports, secret maps, ingenious disguises, underground networks - in times of war, tales of escape and evasion can be even more spectacular and heroic than those of victory in battle. Many of the most famous escapes in history took place during World War II. These daring flights from Nazi-occupied Europe would never have been possible but for the assistance of a hitherto secret British service: MI9. This small, dedicated and endlessly inventive team gave hope to the men who had fallen into enemy hands and aid to resistance fighters in occupied territory. It sent in money, maps, clothes, compasses, even hacksaws - and in return coded letters from the prisoner-of-war camps provided invaluable news of what was happening in the enemy's homeland. Understaffed and under-resourced, MI9 nonetheless made a terrific contribution to the Allied war effort. First published in 1979, this book tells the full, inside story of an extraordinary organisation. The best collection of military, espionage, and adventure stories ever told. The Dialogue Espionage Classics series began in 2010 with the purpose of bringing back classic out-of-print spying and espionage tales. From WWI and WWII to the Cold War, D-Day to the SOE, Bletchley Park to the Comet Line this fascinating spy history series brings you the best stories that should never be forgotten.

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Author information

MRD Foot: Michael Foot CBE fought in France during the later stages of the war and in 1945 was decorated for service with the French Resistance in Brittany.JR Langley: The late JM Langley lost an arm at Dunkirk. He was taken prisoner but escaped and was recruited by MI9, organising the escape from German prisoner-of-war camps of around 3,000 people.