I Was a Stranger
By (author) Sir John Hackett
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I Was a Stranger by Sir John Hackett
Book DescriptionBadly wounded at the battle of Arnhem, and then spirited from his hospital bed by the Dutch Resistance, Brigadier John Hackett spent the winter of 1944 in Nazi-occupied Holland, hidden by a Dutch family, at great risk to their own lives, in a house a stone's throw from a German military police billet. After four months in hiding, Hackett was at last well enough to strap a battered suitcase to an ancient bicycle and set out on a high adventure which would, he hoped, lead him to freedom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712665629
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir John Hackett
Arnhem Doctor, Paperback (February 2000)
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First published in 1984 to mark the 40th anniversary of "Operation Market Garden", this book tells the story of the doomed Allied attempt to seize three major river crossings (including the "bridge too far" at Arnhem) and thus secure a back door into Germany, effectively shortening the war.
UK Kirkus Review » A fine account, by the commander of one of the parachute brigades at Arnhem during Worls War II, of how he was wounded and captured, of how he escaped, and of how he lived for months with a Dutch family beside a German military police post until he was smuggled out across the Rhine by night. An unusually gripping story of Anglo-Dutch friendship and endurance in peril. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Sir John Hackett
General Sir John Hackett was born in Western Australia in 1910 and educated at Geelong Grammar School and New College, Oxford. He was commissioned into the 8th Hussars in 1931, and remained a regular soldier until 1968. During the Second World War he fought in Syria, the Western Desert and Italy, and also at the Battle of Arnhem. From 1968 to 1975 he was was Principal of King's College, London. He was President of both the Classical Association and the English Association of the United Kingdom. His publications include The Third World War (1978), The Third World War: The Untold Story (1982) and The Profession of Arms (1983).
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