UNLIKELY SOLDIERS by Jonathan Vance

UNLIKELY SOLDIERS

byJonathan Vance

Paperback | September 15, 2009

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Published to rave reviews, this is the never-before-told story of two brilliant young Canadians who became unlikely soldiers. Ken Macalister was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford. Frank Pickersgill was a doctoral student in classics at l’Université de Paris. Together, they volunteered for the British SOE and soon found themselves being trained to kill. On June 15, 1943, with false identities, they parachuted into the Rhone Valley, but there were double agents within the Resistance; too soon Macalister and Pickersgill were captured, tortured and put on a train for Germany.

Vance has written a brilliant, heartbreaking book about heroism, betrayal and sacrifice, capturing the promise of a generation of young men who went to their deaths for a greater cause.

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JONATHAN F. VANCE is a professor of history at the University of Western Ontario, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Culture. His books includeHigh Flight,Building CanadaandDeath So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War, which won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, the C. P. Stacey Award and the Dafoe Book...
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Title:UNLIKELY SOLDIERSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554685575

ISBN - 13:9781554685578

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