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Author Kix, Paul, author.

Title The saboteur : the aristocrat who became France's most daring anti-Nazi commando / Paul Kix.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 La Rochefoucauld,R KIX    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 La Rochefoucauld,R KIX    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.5344 KIX    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat--cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands--from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare." With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans' war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death sentence, not once but twice."-- Front jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-286).
Subject La Rochefoucauld, Robert de, 1923-2012.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
Guerrillas -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780062322524 (hardcover)
0062322524 (hardcover)

 
    
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