Gianluca Barneschi draws on a rich range of sources, many long hidden from view, to tell the story of secret agent Dick Mallaby, whose individual exploits in wartime Italy were among the most remarkable of any secret agent in the Second World War. A terrific tale, presented with humanity and panache.
Roderick Bailey, official SOE historian and author of 'Target Italy: The Secret War against Mussolini, 1940-1943'
On the base of archival research, interviews with eyewitnesses, and personal papers of the protagonist, Gianluca Barneschi has pulled together the many strings of a gripping life story that intersected major historical events, from the Italian surrender to Operation Sunrise.
Elena Agarossi, author and historian
A worthy addition to anyone's bookcase.
Britain at War
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