No Cloak, No Dagger

Benjamin Cowburn
Illustrated by Geoff Grandfield
Introduced by Giles Foden

A magnificent, spirited portrait of life as a secret agent in occupied France.

Benjamin Cowburn, or Benoît as he was codenamed, parachuted into France in early 1941. Before the war he had lived in Paris as an engineer, and his fluent French and local knowledge made him an ideal recruit to SOE. In No Cloak, No Dagger he records in matter-of-fact tones activating contacts; setting up letter-drops, safe-houses and parachute landing sites; failures and successes; and the truly appalling casualty rate amongst the first agents.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Plantin

208 pages

Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations, and a fold-out war-office map

Printed endpapers

Plain slipcase

9½˝ x 6¼˝

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