The Saboteur

The Saboteur

The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

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"A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat--cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands--from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans' war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice."-- Front jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9780062322524
0062322524
Branch Call Number: 940.5344 KIX
Characteristics: viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm

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ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 11, 2018

This gripping thriller about one of the most dangerous times in world history tells the true story of the French aristocrat, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. At age 19, he fled France following the Nazi occupation hoping to join De Gaulle and the Free French, ended up training with the British S.O.E.... Read More »


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ArapahoeAnnaL Apr 11, 2018

This gripping thriller about one of the most dangerous times in world history tells the true story of the French aristocrat, Robert de la Rochefoucauld. At age 19, he fled France following the Nazi occupation hoping to join De Gaulle and the Free French, ended up training with the British S.O.E. in spycraft and explosives, and parachuted back into France. La Rochefoucauld's contribution to the anti-Nazi effort is an amazing and inspiring tale of luck, endurance, skill, and courage.

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