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Horned Pigeon (Classics of World War II Series. The Secret War)

Millar, George Reid

ISBN 10: 0855948620 / ISBN 13: 9780855948627
Published by Cedric Chivers Ltd, Bath, England, 1946
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Horned Pigeon (Classics of World War II ...

Publisher: Cedric Chivers Ltd, Bath, England

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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George Millar's classic World War II prisoner-of-war escape story brilliantly conveys the terrifying experience of life on the run in wartime Europe, one step ahead of the Gestapo. Captured in the Libyan desert by the German Afrika Korps and held in various prison camps in Italy, Millar was transferred to Germany after several unsuccessful escape attempts. Escaping once more, this time from his train, Millar set out to reach London and freedom. Speaking fluent French (he had been the DAILY EXPRESS Paris correspondent at the beginning of the war) he was able to pass himself off as a French labourer on his hazardous journey. But when he returned to London, decorated for his bravery, it was to discover that his wife was in love with someone else and wanted a divorce. He joined the Special Forces there and then, and began training for operations behind enemy lines in France - but that is the subject of his second book, MAQUIS, also to be published as a Cassell Military Paperback (July 2003).

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George Millar won the DSO and MC during the Second World War. He fought in North Africa, was captured by the Germans but managed to escape back to England in time to join SOE. He was parachuted into France in June 1944 to coordinate resistance behind enemy lines. He wrote two volumes of wartime memoirs, Maquis and Horned Pigeon, then several sea stories (he is an accomplished yachtsman) before researching and writing The Bruneval Raid.

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