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The Resource X Troop, Leah Garrett, (electronic resource)

X Troop, Leah Garrett, (electronic resource)

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X Troop
Title
X Troop
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Leah Garrett
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Language
eng
Summary
"Brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees?a top-secret band of brothers?who waged war on Hitler."?Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter and The Liberator The incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain's most secretive special-forces unit?but whose story has gone untold until now June 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who have escaped to Britain. The resulting volunteers are a motley group of intellectuals, artists, and athletes, most from Germany and Austria. Many have been interned as enemy aliens, and have lost their families, their homes?their whole worlds. They will stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Germany to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp?the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis
Biography type
collective biography
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1966-
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Garrett, Leah
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Overdrive Inc
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  • Masters, Peter
  • Gans, Manfred
  • Anson, Colin Edward
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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X Troop, Leah Garrett, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780358177425
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1fbcb72d-0fa1-492b-b0ad-4e9bb9c66e81
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
X Troop, Leah Garrett, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780358177425
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1fbcb72d-0fa1-492b-b0ad-4e9bb9c66e81
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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