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Agent for the Resistance: A Belgian Saboteur in World War II (Texas A & M University Military History Series )
This dramatic memoir traces Herman Bodson's transformation from a pacifist and scientist to, in his own words, "a cold fighter and a killer" in the Belgian underground, an expert in explosives and sabotage. Serving first in the OMBR (Office Militaire Belge de Resistance), he later formed a group of underground fighters in the Belgian Ardennes. They undertook blowing up mil...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Texas A&M University Press
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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