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People/Characters: Airey Neave

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Child of My Love by Sue Ryder
Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson
MI9: Escape or Evasion by M. R. D. Foot
Public Servant, Secret Agent: The Elusive Life and Violent Death of Airey Neave by Paul Routledge
They Have Their Exits by Airey Neave

Character description

Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, DSO, OBE, MC, TD (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British soldier, lawyer and Member of Parliament.

During World War II he was the first British prisoner-of-war to succeed in escaping from Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle, and later worked for MI9. After the war he served with the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremberg Trials. He later became Tory Member of Parliament for Abingdon.

Neave was assassinated in 1979 in a car bomb attack at the House of Commons. The Irish National Liberation Army claimed responsibility.

Airey Neave in Wikipedia

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