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By Don Douglass and Réanne Hemingway-Douglass Accounts of the most successful rescue line by the French Resistance that was never infiltrated by the Nazis. Interviews of still-living aviators and their rescuers. Six decades after the end of World War II, new stories about the conflict continue to emerge.

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By Don Douglass and Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

Accounts of the most successful rescue line by the French Resistance that was never infiltrated by the Nazis. Interviews of still-living aviators and their rescuers.

Six decades after the end of World War II, new stories about the conflict continue to emerge. One of these is the subject of this book. Written by an American, Réanne Hemingway-Douglass, and published in the UK by Pen & Sword, it has all the elements of a classic covert adventure tale. As the book explains, the Shelburne was one of the later escape lines that operated within Nazi-occupied Europe. It was established at the end of 1943 by two agents who worked for MI-9, the London-based military intelligence agency responsible for providing assistance to Allied servicemen stranded behind enemy lines.

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