> Skip to content
  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784743123
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00
Categories:

X-Troop




This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story

During WW2, a group of Jewish refugees (intellectuals, writers, artists and athletes - most from Germany and Austria) escaped to Britain and were interned as 'enemy aliens'. In 1942, they were selected and trained to form a special unit of commandoes who would be sent back into Europe to play a significant role in the final battles against the Nazis.

Based on original archival research, interviews and a cache of newly discovered sources, this is a book brimming with camaraderie, heroism and high-octane storytelling, as it tells the dramatic story of the X-Troop men who helped to defeat the Nazis and liberate the concentration camps where their families had either been killed or imprisoned.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784743123
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00
Categories:

About the author

Leah Garrett

Leah Garrett, who directs the Jewish Studies Program at Hunter College and is an Honorary Professor of History at Warwick University, has discovered a trove of materials, including diaries, letters, and pieces of memoirs crafted by X Troopers. She has also interviewed a number of their family members. Most of the men kept the English names they were given as cover, and lived out their lives in the UK after the war.

Related titles