Deserter: A Hidden History of the Second World War

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A poet, a gangster and an agent of the Resistance; 'Deserter' details three astonishing lives shaped by the decision to flee during WWII.During the Second World War, the British lost 100,000 troops to desertion, and the Americans 50,000. Commonwealth forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Britain's colonial empire also left the ranks in their thousands. But, surprisingly, only one WWII deserter was executed for his crime.In `Deserter', veteran reporter and historian Charles Glass gives voice to the ...

Deserter: A Hidden History of the Second World War 2014, William Collins, London

ISBN-13: 9780007345939

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