1st ed., 1949. Xiv + 298 pp., frontis., + 3 other plates. D.j., 19 x 13cm. Edges & ends foxed; a handful of tiny chips to edges of d.j., o/w V.G. Formerly a pilot and Intelligence Officer, the author gives his own version of his experiences as a secret agent of France in Prague and of his subsequent capture and imprisonment by the Gestapo. Incredibly he survived successively the attentions of his gaolers and inquisitors, his own attempts to escape and suicide, and finally, for four years, a death sentence delivered in the earlier part of the Second World War. As well as being an unforgettable record of the horrors of prison life in Nazi Germany, this book shows the triumph of the human spirit over brutality, torture & captivity.