Secret Heroes of World War II
Tales of Courage From the Worlds of Espionage and ResistanceBook - 2016
This book is about tales of courage from the worlds of espionage and resistance. It is about spies, scientists, and other heroes of World War II. Many of the heroes of World War II are well-known, larger-than-life figures. This book is a tribute to the lesser-known but equally amazing individuals some working secretly behind the scenes on the home front and others behind enemy lines who made just as significant a contribution to the wartime story. It sheds new and timely light on more than 50 of the often unsung heroes and heroines of the world's most destructive war. This book profiles wartime protagonists across four areas: backroom heroes, espionage heroes, resistance heroes, and civilian heroes. The cast of characters is a fascinating one, and together they make for a gripping story, which is vividly illustrated and authoritatively told. Packed full from start to finish with extraordinary tales and daring exploits, it is essential, absorbing reading and a must- have reference for every World War II buff.
Publisher: London, England : New Burlington Books, 2016.
Characteristics: 224 pages :,illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Secret heroes of World War Two.