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Riassunto: Filmed as The Sea Wolves, this is the story of the undercover exploit of a territorial unit. The Germans had a secret transmitter on one of their ships in the neutral harbour of Goa. Its purpose was to guide the U-boats against Allied shipping in the Indian Ocean. There seemed no way for the British to infringe Goa?s Portuguese neutrality by force. But the transmitter had to be silenced. SOE was tasked with dealing with the problem, but how? Then it was remembered that 1,400 miles away in Calcutta was a source of possible help. A group of civilian bankers, merchants and solicitors were the remains of an old territorial unit called The Calcutta Light Horse. With a foreword by Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
'One of the most decisive actions in World War II was fought by fourteen out-of-conditions middle-aged men sailing in a steam barge...'
New York Times Book Review
'A gem of World War II history.'
L'autore: James Leasor was educated at The City of London School and Oriel College, Oxford. In World War II he was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Lincolns in Burma and India, where he served for three and a half years. His experiences there stimulated his interest in India both past and present and inspired him to write such books as Boarding Party (filmed as The Sea Wolves). He later became a feature writer and foreign correspondent at the Daily Express. There he wrote The One that Got Away, the story of the sole German POW to escape from Allied hands. As well as non-fiction, Leasor has written novels, including the Dr Jason Love series, which have been published in 19 countries. Passport to Oblivion was filmed as Where the Spies Are with David Niven.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Morrison & Gibb Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 5743323
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001091818
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001136225
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92931689
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0434410268. Codice libro della libreria BLUE0011394
Descrizione libro Heinemann., London., 1978. Cartoné. 8º mayor. 203 pp., fotos b/n Buen estado.;LA GESTIÓN CONTRAREEMBOLSO SON 7€. Codice libro della libreria 18057
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00212228-B
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd 15/05/1978, London, United Kingdom, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First edition. A clean copy,small inscription on intro page. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 007681-7
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, a slight lean to the volume, edges discoloured but o/w a tightly bound copy in a lightly rubbed dust wrapper, b&w plates, 203pp. Codice libro della libreria 193213
Descrizione libro London, UK : William Heinemann Ltd. 1st edition, 1st printing. 1978, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition... Published by William Heinemann Ltd. 1st edition, 1st printing. 1978. Hardback, 204 pages, illustrated - black & white plates, blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering - title, Dustwrapper protected by removable clear pvc cover. Condition : Fine in Fine Dustwrapper. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria ML24542