Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond.
After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942.
There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines, including the daring and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq.Maclean's extraordinary adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia are blistering reading and show what it took to be a British hero who broke the mould . . .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages, B&W
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/08/2009
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780141042848