Churchill's White Rabbit

Churchill's White Rabbit

The True Story of A Real-Life James Bond

eBook - 2011
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A revealing biography of Edward Yeo-Thomas GC, the man who inspired Ian Fleming's James BondEdward Yeo-Thomas GC was one of the bravest of the brave. A fluent French-speaker, he joined SOE and was parachuted into occupied France three times to work with the Resistance. Appalled by the lack of help the British were providing, he managed to arrange a five-minute meeting with Winston Churchill, during which he persuaded him to do more. On his third mission he was betrayed and captured by the Gestapo; he suffered horrendous torture before being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, from where he eventually managed to escape, making it back to Allied lines shortly before the end of the war. This biography reveals new information about how the torture affected Yeo-Thomas, the state of SOE-Resistance cooperation, Gestapo typhus experiments at Buchenwald, and how "White Rabbit," Yeo-Thomas, provided the inspiration for Ian Fleming's famous secret agent, James Bond.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780752478937
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)

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SnoIsleLib_ClayT Jan 12, 2019

Illuminating insight into the world of espionage during World War II. Gritty and unnerving, far from the flashy casinos and ballrooms of James Bond. This book is based on one of those figures who would ultimately influence Ian Fleming's iconic character. Highlights the dangers faced by the resistance and their unwavering devotion to a France free of Nazi domination.

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Oct 07, 2013

France has always been a hot bed for political debate and contention and the war only interrupted that for a matter of months until it resurfaced within the underground.

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