**THE ONLY DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE - FULL OF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH NIKI LAUDA, ROSS BRAWN, DAMON HILL, DAVID COULTHARD, SIR JACKIE STEWART, OLIVER PANIS AND 2016 WORLD CHAMPION NICO ROSBERG** Circuit de Monaco. Monte Carlo. The ultimate race in the Formula One calendar. When you think of Formula One, you think of Monaco. Once a year, yachts jam the harbour, celebrities fill the stands and luxury sports cars litter the streets as of thousands of people gather from across the world to watch the greatest, and one of the oldest, races in motorsport. Monaco is glamorous, prestigious and seductive. But for the drivers, it is the most demanding race of the year. The narrow streets, tight corners and sharp elevations make it the ultimate test of driving skill. It is physically draining and mentally exhausting. Proposed today, the race would not exist but it remains the jewel in the crown for every Formula One driver. There is simply no other race like it. Win at Monaco and your name is etched in history. You will join the likes of Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. With exclusive interviews and insight from drivers and a wealth of F1 insiders, award-winning sportswriter Malcolm Folley goes behind the scenes to discover what it's really like to drive and live and breathe this iconic circuit. He reveals along the way a unique and definitive portrait of the circuit, and recreates in thrilling detail its most extraordinary weekend, when only three cars finished.
The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories
Author: John Grehan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War. The fate, of many of its agents was not revealed to the general public other than the bare details carved with pride upon the headstones and memorials of those courageous individuals. These are stories of bravery and betrayal, incompetence and misfortune, of brutal torture and ultimately death.
Between 1942 and 1944 at least 36 French women were recruited by British, French, Soviet and American intelligence agencies, trained as organisers, wireless operators, couriers and saboteurs and infiltrated into France by boat or plane from Britain and Algeria to help the French Resistance in their attempt to liberate their country. This books tells the stories of Anatole’, Francine Fromont, Yvonne Rudellat, Andrée Borrel, Odette Sansom, Marie-Thérèse le Chêne, ‘Angela’, Marguerite Petitjean, Jeannette Guyot, Daniele Reddé, Madeleine Damerment, Jeanne Bohec, Denise Bloch, Françoise Agazarian, Yvonne Fontaine, Alix d’Unienville, Suzanne Mertzisen, Marie-Louise Cloarec, Pierrette Louin, Eugénie Djendi, Marcelle Somers, Julienne Aisner, Madeleine Lavigne, Ginette Jullian, Germaine Heim, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Josianne Somers, Evelyne Clopet, Suzanne Pax-Colombas, Denise Colin, Eugénie Gruner, Marie-Rose Miguet, Cécile Pichard, Elisabeth Torlet, Marguerite Giannello, Aimée Corge and Michele de Ducla.
Between 1942 and 1944, at least 36 French women were recruited by British, French, Soviet and American intelligence agencies, trained as organisers, wireless operators, couriers and saboteurs and infiltrated into France by boat or plane from Britain and Algeria on special missions to help the French Resistance in their attempt to liberate their country. This books tells the stories of Anatole', Francine Fromont, Yvonne Rudellat, Andree Borrel, Odette Sansom, Marie-Therese le Chene, 'Angela', Marguerite Petitjean, Jeannette Guyot, Daniele Redde, Madeleine Damerment, Jeanne Bohec, Denise Bloch, Francoise Agazarian, Yvonne Fontaine, Alix d'Unienville, Suzanne Mertzisen, Marie-Louise Cloarec, Pierrette Louin, Eugenie Djendi, Marcelle Somers, Julienne Aisner, Madeleine Lavigne, Ginette Jullian, Germaine Heim, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Josianne Somers, Evelyne Clopet, Suzanne Pax-Colombas, Denise Colin, Eugenie Gruner, Cecile Pichard, Elisabeth Torlet, Marguerite Giannello, Aimee Corge and Michele de Ducla."
Henry Kendall went to sea as a cabin boy at the age of 15. By the time he was 32 he was the captain of an Atlantic liner, and in 1910 shot to fame when he sent a celebrated wireless transmission from the SS Montrose, as she headed out into the Atlantic Ocean: "Have strong suspicions that Crippen, London cellar murderer and accomplice, are among saloon passengers." The message sparked off an extraordinary chase as Inspector Walter Dew of Scotland Yard raced by train to Liverpool, boarded a fast ship to Canada, aiming to arrive before the Montrose, to arrest Dr Crippen. The world watched the drama unfold as the power of wireless communication in law enforcement was proved for the first time. Four years later Kendall was the commander of the RMS Empress of Ireland when she was hit and sunk by a Norwegian coal freighter in the St Lawrence estuary. There were 1,012 lives lost but, by a quirk of fate, Kendall lived. During his life he survived attempted murder, shipwrecks, torpedoes, icebergs, scorpion bites, cannibals, sharks, fevers, flying bombs and even a marauding leopard. Kendall's amazing life is told by Joe Saward, the author of the best-selling "Grand Prix Saboteurs." Four years after Crippen's arrest, Kendall was in command of the RMS Empress of Ireland when she was sunk by a Norwegian coal freighter. There were 1,012 lives lost that night but - by a quirk of fate - Kendall survived. These extraordinary stories are told by the author of best-selling "Grand Prix Saboteurs."