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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Damien Lewis Narrator: Nigel Carrington Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781681442525
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In the bleak moments after defeat on mainland Europe in winter 1939, Winston Churchill knew that Britain had to strike back hard. So Britain’s wartime leader called for the lightning development of a completely new kind of warfare, recruiting a band of eccentric free-thinking warriors to become the first ‘deniable’ secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines, offering these volunteers nothing but the potential for glory and all-but-certain death. Churchill’s Secret Warriors tells the story of the daring victories for this small force of ‘freelance pirates’, undertaking devastatingly effective missions against the Nazis, often dressed in enemy uniforms and with enemy kit, breaking all previously held rules of warfare. Master storyteller Damien Lewis brings the adventures of the secret unit to life, weaving together the stories of the soldiers’ brotherhood in this compelling narrative, from the unit’s earliest missions to the death of their leader just weeks before the end of the war.

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  • “One of the most extraordinary stories of World War II is also one of the least commonly known. Compelling …an eloquent and welcome tribute to their selfless, sometimes reckless courage— a howitzer of a tale that more people should know about”

    Daily Mail

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About the Author

Damien Lewis has reported from Africa for twenty years for the BBC, Channel 4, ABC, CNN, and others. In 2007, he won the BBC One World Popular Feature Award for his reporting on the Darfur crisis. He is the coauthor of Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur with Halima Bashir and Slave with Mende Nazer.

About the Narrator

Nigel Carrington has been a regular on the London voice-over circuit since 1981. A former member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, he has narrated more than sixty audiobooks, and he played Nigel Pargetter in The Archers from 1986 to 1989 and Dr. David Boyce in Westway from 1997 to 2005 for BBC World Service Drama. He has also worked extensively in film, television, and theater.