Behind enemy lines

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Van Nostrand
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[1959]
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Terror, Torture, Death...It was kill first or be killed for these men who fought their own private hit-and-run war. True accounts of World War II heroic secret raiders whose daring missions behind enemy lines changed the course of the war. Ten accounts of high courage and dedication--stories of the suicidal missions of the World War II. ""Courage knows no nationality"--and it might be added--bounds--which a collection of now-it-can-be-told tales attempts to prove. Mr. Sanderson's stories focus on surpassing daring, audacity and cunning--to match any act of heroism on the field of battle. Usually these intrepid escapades were the work of one ingenious planner; sometimes, however, whole crews engaged in death-defying sorties. The writing catches the spirit of these men with realism and drama, whether the story deals with an incredible plot to kill Rommel (which didn't come off); the disposal of an embryonic Nazi A bomb in Norway in 1943; a "cockleshell" raid along a Nazi-held river; or the grim humor of Britain's only private, "independent" army--Popski's Army, fighting alongside the Tommies in Tunisia.... Good cloak-and-dagger stuff that points up the fact that even the Armed Services had great need of wildly imaginative non-conformists.... For the boys--or men--who are commandos in spirit."-Kirkus Reviews
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subject_facet Electronic books, Keyes, Geoffrey, -- 1888-1967, Marseille, Hans-Joachim, -- 1919-1942, Peniakoff, Vladimir, -- 1897-1951. -- Private army, Raids (Military science), Special operations (Military science), World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
title_display Behind enemy lines
title_full Behind enemy lines [electronic resource] Sanderson, James Dean, 1925-, Behind enemy lines. by James Dean Sanderson
title_short Behind enemy lines
topic_facet Commando operations, Electronic books, Keyes, Geoffrey, Marseille, Hans-Joachim, Peniakoff, Vladimir, Raids (Military science), Special operations (Military science), Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945