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Horned Pigeon By George Millar

Horned Pigeon
by George Millar

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The classic Second World War escape story
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Horned Pigeon Summary


Horned Pigeon: The Great Escape Story of World War II by George Millar

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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About George Millar


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.

Additional information

GOR001607265
Horned Pigeon: The Great Escape Story of World War II by George Millar
George Millar
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-03-13
448
0304365424
9780304365425
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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