- The Sabotage Diaries
The Sabotage Diaries
The Sabotage Diaries is the astonishing true story of Allied engineer Tom Barnes, who was parachuted behind enemy lines in Greece in October 1942 with a small team of sappers and special operations officers. Their brief was to work with the Greek resistance in sabotage operations against the German and Italian occupation forces. Under-equipped and under-prepared but with courage to spare, their initial mission was to blow up a key railway bridge, cutting Rommel's supply lines to North Africa, where the battle of El Alamein was about to begin.
Written by Tom Barnes's daughter-in-law, award-winning author Katherine Barnes, and drawn from Tom's wartime diaries, reports and letters, plus other historical sources and first-hand accounts, this is a vivid and gripping tale of the often desperate and dangerous reality behind sabotage operations.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2015.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs), 432 pages.
Dimensions: 23.5 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w) x 3.1 (d) / 594 grams.