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Daring Missions of World War II

by William B. Breuer

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Another Breuer collection of stories from WW II with this one being on the theme of daring missions from behind enemy lines. Thus many of the episodes concern resistant groups who killed and destroyed infrastructure in order to hinder their occupiers plans. Other incidents are of soldiers from both sides who found themselves behind enemy lines because they were shot down or had moved through those lines without realizing it and found ways to hide or return to their own lines again.

Some of the stories are incredible and the sources sited for many are from the authors own files or from interviews he conducted with the individual involved or one who witnessed it. Some are from other books which are sited in under his notes at the back of the book.

Fun to read and can be read in small doses since most entries are only a few paragraphs and rarely more than a page. ( )
  lamour | Jul 16, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785819509, Hardcover)

Few World War II stories are more gripping than those fought behind enemy lines by spies, underground members and special forces. In this collection, the author brings to light largely unknown stories of behind the scenes bravery and covert activities that helped the Allies win critical victories both on the ground and in the air.

In historian William Breuer’s latest collection, he brings to light largely unknown stories of behind the scenes bravery and covert activities that helped the Allies win critical victories both on the ground and in the air. Here are more than seventy tales of espionage, sabotage, and derring-do, including thrilling accounts of “impossible” rescues, ingenious secret networks, and high-stakes U.S. Ranger missions within enemy territory.

Vivid, fast-paced, and dramatic, Daring Missions of World War II introduces you to the heroes and heroines who risked their lives for victory—and sometimes notoriety.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:20 -0400)

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In his latest collection, popular historian William Breuer chronicles the action behind the lines during World War II. Focusing on espionage, underground activities, and special forces operations, Breuer captures the human drama that has made his earlier books so successful. From impossible rescues and ingenious underground networks to amazing paratroop operations and U.S. Ranger missions within enemy positions, Daring Missions of World War II presents over seventy fascinating tales of espionage, sabotage, and derring-do.… (more)

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