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Canadians Behind Enemy Lines 1939- 1945

Maclaren, Roy (INSCRIBED)

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ISBN 10: 0774801476 / ISBN 13: 9780774801478
Published by University of British Columbia Press 1st printing, Vancouver, 1981
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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, xviii, 330 p., photos, map, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 10217

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Title: Canadians Behind Enemy Lines 1939- 1945

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press 1st printing, Vancouver

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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During the Second World War, Canadians found themselves behind enemy lines in Europe and Asia. Not all were ill-fated airmen shot down in the fury of battle. Some were there by design, as volunteers who risked their lives on extremely hazardous assignments.Almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes and wove themselves into the social fabric of France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Burma, Malaya, and Sarawak. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups on sabotage and ambush missions or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal.Out of print for more than two decades, these bestselling book recognizes the unique contribution of these individuals to the underground war effort. It is also a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.The Honourable Roy MacLaren, a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Toronto, and Cambridge, was a diplomat, businessman, and Member of Parliament. He was Minister of State (Finance), Minister of National Revenue, Minister of International Trade, and High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. He is a director of several corporations as well as non-profit organizations in both Britain and Canada. He is the author of four other books on Canadian military and political subjects.

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A history of the activities and lives of undercover Canadian operatives in Europe and Asia during World War II.

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