(another of our local authors)
Millar's classic memoir of the French resistance and the war against
the German occupation forces was published in 1945 just after the
end of the war. He reveals what it was like to be hunted day and
night by the Gestapo and vividly describes the incredible risks
run by ordinary French men and women. From his initial training
in England to sabotage operations behind enemy lines, this is the
most famous account of the resistance against the Germans.
Millar won the DSO and MC during the Second World War. He fought
in North Africa, was captured by the Germans but managed to escape
back to England in time to join SOE. He was parachuted into France
in June 1944 to coordinate resistance behind enemy lines.
now lives in Dorset.