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Sinopsis: John Goldsmith’s wartime exploits are all the more remarkable considering that at first his services were consistently refused due to his being over 30. Not easily deterred he eventually became a tank driving instructor in the ranks.
In 1942 accidental circumstances saw his recruitment into Buckmaster’s F Section of the Special Operations Executive. His faultless French and upbringing in Paris were to prove invaluable. Commissioned overnight and after intensive training he was parachuted into France for the first of his three missions.
His adventures included crossing the Pyrenees, sabotage, forming his own circuits, being captured by the Gestapo, a daring escape and black-marketeering. In 1944, now a Major, he was advisor to the Maquis in the Mont Ventoux area where they fought the Germans in pitched battles and won.
Although this refreshingly modest account does not admit to it, Goldsmith’s extraordinary war is best summed up by his DSO, MC, three Croix de Guerre and Legion d’honneur.
Accidental Agent is as thrilling an account of war behind enemy lines as has ever been written. The author’s descriptions of his experiences and the many colorful characters he came across are a joy to read.
About the Author: John Goldsmith was brought up and educated in Paris. An accomplished horseman and professional polo player, he rode as an amateur and became a trainer moving to England in 1932. When racing was banned in 1940, Goldsmith’s attempts to join up were rebatted but as this memoir vividly reveals his talents were eventually recognized and put to devastating effect with F Section SOE. Goldsmith resumed training racehorses in 1946 and in 1971 he became trainer to the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. Tragically he died from Leukaemia on New Year’s Day 1972. John was married three times and had two daughters, Gaie and Gisele, with his second wife, Tiny, who died in 1952. He married Edna in 1959. This book is republished with the full cooperation of Edna, Gaie and Gisele.
Título: Accidental agent
Editorial: Leo Cooper Ltd
Año de publicación: 1971
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Leo Cooper, London, 1971. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair/Poor. Second Impression. Pages generally clean and bright, especially for age, minimal tanning to edges, grubby marks, stained, scattered foxing. A few corners lightly stubbed, curled, turned. Endpapers slightly grubby. Ex-library copy with usual markings and stamps. Label remnant to FFeps. Slight lean to book. Covers generally clean and bright, slight grubby marks, small stains, some scratching. Corners bumped, rubbed. Spine splits, bumped, rubbed to ends. Reading Copy Only. Please do not buy if you cannot ignore its defects. ***NB this book is too heavy to send outside UK, by airmail, without additional postage charges***. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería T5545
Descripción Leo Cooper, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. 192 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. Adventures Of A An SOE Agent (John Goldsmith) In France During The Second World War. Nº de ref. de la librería 125501
Descripción Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001690601
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003619850
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR006478252
Descripción Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Mild shelfwear, with light creasing/scuffing to extremities. Gentle aging and dust marking to pages, but content is clear and legible throughout. Newspaper clipping afixed with tape to front endpaper. Nº de ref. de la librería 135832-2
Descripción Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. Estado de conservación: Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Nº de ref. de la librería 9999-9995015605
Descripción Leo Cooper., London, 1971. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First printing in hardcover with dust jacket. 192 pp. Illustrations, Small bumps to bottom corners, name stamp on front endpaper. Jacket is price clipped with light wear, small tear and chip to bottom rear corner. Very Good/Very Good. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 40605
Descripción Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0850520371
Descripción Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020850520371