on 9 December 2011
Just couldn't put it down this is one mans war (A Frenchman's) that I would not have liked to have experienced! From; the battlefields of France 1940 where he escaped from a German field hospital to predominantly operating behind enemy lines in Africa, where he was involved in clandestine operations of espionage and sabotage. He was to be WIA (wounded in Action) 4 different times! (Once whilst driving a jeep with the SAS!) To being captured a total of 4 different times (Twice by the Vichy regime) - And on one occasion having been sent to a Concentration camp. All from which he escaped! His lists of decorations are long! The book's narrative is just unbelievable..... What a man, what a story, what a strength, only a quarter of his escapades would be enough to make him a hero!
It would be great if I could find a collaborating reference to his interaction with the counterfeiters at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the information that they gave him, page 205!