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Behind Enemy Lines The Autobiography of Britain's Most Decorated Living War Hero by Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath
  

Behind Enemy Lines The Autobiography of Britain's Most Decorated Living War Hero

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Synopsis

Behind Enemy Lines The Autobiography of Britain's Most Decorated Living War Hero by Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Legion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared Das Reich tank column to surrender, or how Tommy almost single-handedly stopped Tito's Yugoslavia annexing the whole of north-east Italy. Twice captured, he escaped both times, marching through hundreds of miles of German-held territory to get home. Still a schoolboy when war broke out, Tommy quickly matured into a legendary commando, and his remarkable story features a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle.

Reviews

My book of the year, without question . . . reads like a combination of a Biggles adventure and Dick Barton -- Jeffrey Archer in Books of the Year 2010 * Daily Telegraph * One of Scotland's most courageous sons * Sunday Herald * Recreates the adventure * The Times Literary Supplement *


About the Author

Sir Tommy Macpherson was born in Edinburgh in 1920. He now divides his time between London and Newtonmore. Richard Bath is an award-winning journalist who edits Scottish Field magazine and writes for Scotland on Sunday on history, politics, food and sport. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and three children.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

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Publisher

Mainstream Publishing

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military
Second World War

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781845967086

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