• Churchill's Secret Warriors

  • The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-18-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2014 Damien Lewis (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"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" (Brian Viner, Daily Mail)
"An enjoyable, thought-provoking read" ( Soldier Magazine)
"A truly astonishing story" ( Weekend Sport)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 05-19-15

Well, who'd have thunk it!

Wasn't sure really what I'd bought here and was a bit hesitant about listening. Very glad I did. An unsentimental narrative and narration of fascinating story! You couldn't make it up! Superb and comes well recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jut on 06-26-15

A fascinating unknown story

Brilliant from start to finish, you can't help but love the cast, plus you can see the progression of attitudes from 1940's to modern day on special forces, what once once frowned upon as "ungentlemanly" and "not the way we wage war!" is now the goal of all armies, a fascinating piece of history, plus Andy Lasson is a monster of a man! (In the greatest sense)

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5 out of 5 stars
By LET on 07-04-18

An excellent book by Damien Lewis

This is a well written and well read book. I have read other books by Damien Lewis and enjoyed them all. He seems to have a great eye for detail. LT

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5 out of 5 stars
By Samuel Peacocke on 04-06-16

An unbelievable true story

This is an eminently readable story of the special boat service in ww2 that takes you to the major actions that were undertaken by this unit over the period. If you love a good adventure, especially a true one, you will love this book

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