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Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Trimble, Lee, 1950-2015
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As the Red Army advanced across Poland in 1945, thousands of freed Allied POWs - viewed by the Soviets as cowards or potential spies - were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front. In total secrecy, the OSS - wartime forerunner to the CIA - conceived an undercover mission to rescue them. The man they picked to lead it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble. With little covert training, Trimble survived by wit, courage, and a determination to do some good in a terrible war. Alone, he faced up to the terrifying Soviet secret police and saved hundreds of lives, fighting his own battle against the trauma of war while finding his way home to his wife and child. Based on hours of testimony from his father, 'Beyond the Call' is written by Trimble's son and by British historian Jeremy Dronfield.
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Imprint:
London : Icon, 2015.London : Icon, 2015.
Collation:
xi, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781848319417 (pbk)
Dewey class:
940.5472438940.547243
Local class:
940.547243 TRI
Language:
English
BRN:
1810764
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