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Description - The Tartan Pimpernel by Donald Caskie

This is the remarkable story of Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had several opportunities to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses and escape routes for Allied soldiers and airmen trapped in occupied territory. Despite the constant threat of capture and execution, Caskie showed enormous resourcefulness and courage as he aided thousands of servicemen to freedom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843410355
ISBN-10: 1843410354
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald Caskie

Donald Caskie, was born at Bowmore, Islay in 1902 and educated at the University of Edinburgh, Caskie left his first charge at Gretna to become minister of the Scot's Kirk in Paris. His wartime experiences were first published in 1957. Caskie ended his career ministering in Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay and died in 1983.