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Tom Carver was a long-time foreign correspondent with the BBC. He lived with the mujihadeen during the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, walked with the Kurds over the mountains of Iraq and reported on the Rwandan genocide and the Bosnian war. Recently he was the BBC Washington Correspondent and now continues to live in Washington working as a writer and consultant. He is the step-grandson of Field Marshal Montgomery.
"An utterly compelling account of how one POW kept his identity secret from the Nazis and evaded capture, relying on the bravery and kindness of strangers. A terrific read." Andy McNab "One man's extraordinary odyssey of escape through wartime Italy: riveting and remarkable." Ben Macintyre, author of Agent Zigzag "Tom Carver's excellent book gives us a better understanding why our most well known World War II General was the complex man he was." General the Lord Guthrie, Chief of the Defence Staff, 1997-2001 "An escape story in the finest English tradition. Beautifully written and poignant to the end - deserves to become an instant classic" David Loyn, BBC Foreign Affairs Correspondent "This account of Monty's step-son's exploits in the Second World War is a gem. It reminds one of the gallantry and devotion to duty of a generation that has nearly left us." Patrick Cordingley, Commander of the Desert Rats, Iraq, 1991