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It is surprising that with the passing of more than fifty years there are any firsthand accounts left of World War II that are worth the telling, but there is no question David Sutherland's is. His extraordinary experiences with three British special operations agencies rank high as true adventure stories. Much of the action deals with his participation in Special Boat Service operations with Greek resistance fighters in the Aegean Sea, raiding airfields on the German-held islands. Sutherland details his profound and lasting admiration for the Greek resistance fighters, whose support risked not just their lives but those of their families and entire villages. His postwar service with Britain's foreign intelligence service, MI5, covered twenty-five years of the Cold War, the highlights of which are chronicled here.
A prime player in wartime special warfare, Sutherland offers a thrilling story that adds significantly to the historical record.