Eastern Approaches Pdf Book

Eastern Approaches

  • Author : Fitzroy MaClean
  • ISBN : 0241973252
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 576
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07

Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines, including the daring and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq. Maclean's extraordinary adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia are blistering reading and show what it took to be a British hero who broke the mould . . .

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