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Agent for the Resistance: A Belgian Saboteur in World War II (Texas A & M University Military History Series #35)
As German pressure on Europe escalated in the late 1930s, a young Belgian pacifist completing his Ph.D. in chemistry watched with horror the preparation for the inevitable invasion of his country. In the face of advancing German troops, his passion for freedom and his growing hatred of Hitler led him and a group of his friends into the resistance movement and five years of ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Texas A&M University Press
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I searched for years for a good book on the resistance in WW2. Other than generalized overviews with the most famous actions, I didn't find much that satisfied my curiosity until this book. Detailed, filled with action, and giving a most personal view of what goes through the mind of someone who changes from a pacifist upbringing to a hardened warrior when faced with the realities of war and evil oppression.
Oct 13, 2009 James rated it 5 of 5 stars
One of the most memorable and best-written memoirs I've ever read. The author recounts his years leading a highly active and effective group of guerrilla fighters in the Belgian Ardennes during World War II, with very brief coverage of his life before and since the war. This story stood out for me not only because it flows so well - Dr. Bodson's matter-of-fact descriptions of desperate life-and-death situations is more vivid than many that take a more dramatic tone - but because of the accompany ...more
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