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The Twins: The SOE's Brothers of Vengeance

The Twins: The SOE's Brothers of Vengeance (EPUB ebook)

By Jacobs, Peter

December 1941. After setting up one of the first resistance organisations in Vichy France and escaping over the Pyrenees into Spain, brothers Henry and Alfred Newton received devastating news. The SS AVOCETA, carrying their parents, wives and children to the safety of Britain, ha...d been torpedoed by a German U-boat. All of their family were dead. From that moment on, the Newton brothers were consumed by revenge. Recruited by SOE, and known to everyone simply as the Twins, they returned to France and waged their own personal war against the Nazis. For nine months they lived on the edge before they were betrayed, and the net finally closed. They were caught by the Gestapo and tortured at the hands of Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyon, before being taken to the dreaded Buchenwald concentration camp. For the first time in over sixty years, acclaimed historian Peter Jacobs reveals the full story of Henry and Alfred Newton. Drawing on personal archives and new research, THE TWINS is a dramatic tale of courage steeped in vengeance - and of the bonds of brotherhood in the face of hell on earth.
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ISBN 9780750995290
Published 1 Apr 2020
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780750995290
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press
Released 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Jacobs, Peter
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
Military History
Politics & Government
Espionage & Secret Services
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 940.5485
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - Great Britain, Subversive activities - History - 20th century - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade