They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

by Charles Glass

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594206177
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 152,024
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Charles Glass was the Chief Middle East Correspondent for ABC News from 1983 to 1993 and has covered wars in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. His writings appear in Harper's Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Independent, and The Spectator. He is the author of Tribes with Flags, The Tribes Triumphant, Money for Old Rope, The Northern Front, Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation, and The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II.

Table of Contents

List of Characters ix

Prologue 1

1 An Unexpected Encounter 7

2 Called to the Colors 15

3 A Beautiful Friendship 30

4 "I Was a Human Being" 39

5 A Cursed Day 55

6 "It Literally Rained Containers" 67

7 Arrests and Arrivals 87

8 Avenue Boche 104

9 Word of Honor 112

10 Sabotage 128

11 John's Cousin 148

12 Das Reich 169

13 The Battle of Castelnau 189

14 The Germans Retreat 204

15 "I Said 'Shit' To De Gaulle" 226

16 Starrs on Trial 256

Acknowledgments 269

Notes 275

Index 313

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They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sunshine1006 8 months ago
Loved this story of espionage and high intrigue during WW111. Fascinating true tale of what was going on behind the scenes of an agency that no one knew about. George and John Starr were true hero's. Fighting in France as British secret agents was a very dangerous job. No one to claim them if something goes wrong. Full of bravery, betrayal and torture. Brothers willing to give their all. So much history and refers to look up. I received this book from Net Galley and Penguin Press a honest review and no compensation otherwise.