Individual stories of remarkable courage and endurance from both World Wars through to Palestine, Korea and Suez. Fighting behind enemy lines in North Africa, Europe, the Middle and the Far East.
Bravery on the battlefields from Normandy to the Reichswald Forest, in the air with Bomber Command and beneath the sea with Naval Clearance divers. In the Burmese jungle with Orde Wingate’s Chindits and in the desert with 51 Commando and The Special Interrogation Group. Behind the wire in the Prison Camps of Italy, Germany, Poland and Borneo. Above all this book tells of survival against all odds and the resilience of the human spirit.
Every chapter tells a different story: Why did Hitler give Iron Crosses to a unit of the Royal Army Medical Corps? What happened to the Evacuation Ships and their passengers as they attempted to escape before the Fall of Singapore? How did a secret section of British Military Intelligence condemn thousands of British POWs to further imprisonment and death unbeknown to Churchill and the War Cabinet?