A Schoolmaster's War - A British Secret Agent in World War II

Author(s): Jonathan Ree


The wartime adventures of the legendary SOE agent Harry R e, told in his own words


A school teacher at the start of the war, Harry R e renounced his former pacifism with the fall of France in 1940. He was deployed into a secret branch of the British army and parachuted into central France in April 1943.


Harry showed a particular talent for winning the confidence of local resisters, and guided them in a series of dramatic sabotage operations, before getting into a hand-to-hand fight with an armed German officer, from which he was lucky to escape.


This might seem like a romantic story of heroism and derring-do, but Harry R e's own war writings, superbly edited and contextualized by his son, the philosopher Jonathan R e, are far more nuanced, shot through with doubts, regrets, and grief.


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General Fields

  • : 9780300245660
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : 0.47
  • : April 2020
  • : 2.576 Centimeters X 14.5 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : 940.548641092
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Jonathan Ree