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Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in... Read more
Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines, including the daring and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq.
Maclean's extraordinary adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia are blistering reading and show what it took to be a British hero who broke the mould . . .
Eastern Approaches Paperback edition by Fitzroy Maclean
Maclean was a British diplomat who, while in Russia, became one of the first Westerners to explore Central Asia during the Soviet rule. He worked with the British special forces in the North African desert and liased on behalf of the allies with the partisans in Yugoslavia during the Second World War.
After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Fitztroy Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. This book presents his adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia.
Presents the story of Scotland. This title examines how the Scottish Parliament has fared and discusses significant events such as the controversies over the Holyrood parliament building, devolution and the transfer of taxation rights from Westminster, and the release of the Lockerbie bomber, and more.
First published in 1958, A Person From England tells of how the legendary cities of Turkestan - Merv, Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand - have long exerted a romantic fascination upon Western travellers. During the last century, men of many nationalities have played what they and their contemporaries have called "The Great Game" - travelling throughout Central Asia. The author revives memories of the...
The legendary cities of Turkestan?Merv, Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand?have long exerted a romantic fascination upon Western travellers. During the last century, men of many nationalities have played what they and their contemporaries have called "The Great Game"?travelling throughout Central Asia. The author revives memories of the agents and travellers?official and unofficial, military and...
'West Highland Tales' is an anthology that features such tales as Deirdre of the Sorrows, showing the influence of the Irish tradition and a range of ghost stories, love stories, hilarious and candid, bawdy tales and tales of warriors .
In Highland households, the Seanachie, or bard in the retinue of every chief, told tales that were passed on from one generation to the next. This is a selection of tales from "Deirdre of the Sorrows" showing the influence of Irish tradition, to ghost stories, love stories and tales of warriors.
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