Commando To Colditz. Micky Burn's Journey To The Far Side Of Tears. The Raid On St. Nazaire

Stanley Peter

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publisher Place: Milsons Point
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 302 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A compelling, riveting read, Commando to Colditz is an unusual . perhaps unique . war story. It is centred around a most unusual war hero: Michael Micky Burn, soldier, poet and novelist, whose journey from fascist follower, to commander of Six Troop, to Commando, to prisoner (and communist lecturer) in the notorious prison of Colditz forms the focal point of this powerful narrative. In 1942 Micky led his commando troop of 28 men on one of the most daring raids of the Second World War, the assault on the French port of St Nazaire. As a result of this night of fire and death, fourteen of Mickys men were killed; seven, including Burn, were captured. Mickys bond with his soldiers is at the storys heart. Before the raid, he had asked his parents to write to his mens families if the worst should happen; the result was the creation of a rich and moving archive of letters between these grieving or anxious families, letters that illuminate the lives and deaths of a small but close-knit group of British soldiers and those who loved them.

ISBN: 9781741963847


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