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Operation Autonomous: With S.O.E. in Wartime Romania

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Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Ivor Porter took a job in Romania teaching English and became so involved in the political events of the capital, Bucharest, that he was to feature later in Olivia Manning's "The Balkan Trilogy". Porter left the country in 1940 when Romania became a satellite of the Axis powers, but returned three years later as part of an SOE p...more
Unknown Binding, 268 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Chatto & Windus
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A.L. Sowards
The memoirs of a former British diplomat who spent several years in Romania, both before WWII heated up in Eastern Europe, and then again during the last year or so of the war. He does a good job of showing the complexity of Romania's position, especially in 1940: USSR annexing several important territories and powerful enough to take more; Hungary wanting Transylvania; Bulgaria ready for a land-grab as well; traditional allies of France and Britain either occupied or about to be invaded. Is is...more
This fascinating "novel" chronicles the experiences of a British agent in Romania during WWII. Apparently it is nonfiction and has won at least one award. The history is well written and only hard to follow because the persons who figure largely in the history have similar names and not well developed backgrounds. Yet, the take away is clear. Churchill = bad, Stalin = badder, Hitler = baddest. The lesser crew from Romania seem to be either idealistic, naive, misguided but never bad. Pro-blem!!!...more
Memoriile unui spion britanic parasutat in Romania celui de-al doilea razboi mondial care urmarea scoaterea tarii din razboiul dus alturi de nemti...

Desi a fost o actiune esuata, veti cunoaste istoria care nu se invata la scoala !
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