Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

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The memoirs of one of the last surviving heroes of the Second World War. With 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 at age 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. Still a schoolboy when war broke out, Tommy quickly matured into a legendary commando. Twice captured, he escaped both times, marching through hundreds of miles of German-held territory to get home. With a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle, Behind Enemy Lines is an astonishing story of how an ordinary boy came to achieve truly extraordinary feats when war came calling.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 162 x 232 x 28mm | 580.6g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753152835
  • 9780753152836

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"One of Scotland's most courageous sons." "-- Sunday Herald "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 "Amongst the most single-minded warriors that the war can have produced." --" Sir Max Hastings on Sir Tommy in his book Das Reichshow more

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