Hornet's sting: the amazing untold story of World War II spy Thomas Sneum

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Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Sneum, Mark Ryan describes how Tommy made an incredible escape from Denmark in a battered old Hornet Moth aircraft - which he had to refuel in mid-air by climbing out on the wing. Later, he escaped from Denmark again - by walking across a treacherous frozen sea on which two of his companions died. Tommy brought over precious intelligence about the Nazi radar installations in Denmark and their atom bomb - his reward was to be imprisoned in Brixton as a suspected double agent and threatened with execution. He cheated the hangman - but it is only with the publication of this enthralling book that Sneum can be celebrated as, in the words of Professor R.V. Jones, Churchill’s chief of scientific intelligence, ?one of the true heroes of World War II’.
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subject_facet Denmark -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
title_display Hornet's sting : the amazing untold story of World War II spy Thomas Sneum
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title_short Hornet's sting :
title_sub the amazing untold story of World War II spy Thomas Sneum