Of their own Choice [with] Duel of Wits [with] The Spirit in the Cage
( SOE ) ( SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE ) CHURCHILL, Peter
THE SOE TRILOGY IN FULL MOROCCO; FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
Published: Hodder & Stoughton, [1952-3-4]
Stock code: 21886
3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with plate and map; handsomely bound in (respectively) burgundy/navy/dark green full crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, backs with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt tops, most attractive set ideal as a gift or for presentation.
FIRST VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. Captain Peter Churchill's famous trilogy recounts his training, his first mission to France, his three later missions, his friendship and service with Odette, their capture, his solitary confinement in Fresnes, and deportation to Sachsenhausen and Flossenburg before his final liberation as a 'prominenten' in Italy in 1945. ARGUABLY THE FINEST CONTINUOUS MEMOIR OF SERVICE WITH SOE IN WWII. Enser, pp.396, 396, 351 (respectively); Foot, p.456.