Author(s): Katherine Barnes
Based on the wartime diaries of Allied soldier and saboteur Tom Barnes, this account of thrilling WWII wartime deeds deep behind enemy lines in Greece is based on fact but reads like fiction. The Satotage Diaries tells the WWII story of Allied engineer Tom Barnes, who was parachuted behind enemy lines in Greece along with small team to undertake incredible sabotage operations against the German and Italian occupation forces. Their mission was to blow up a bridge so as to cut Rommel's supply lines to North Africa, where the battle of El Alamein was about to begin, but this was only the start of a lengthy and dangerous clandestine mission. A ripping read of wartime exploits, bravery and resourcefulness under pressure, it is based on Tom Barnes' wartime diaries, reports and letters, plus many other academic and first-hand accounts. Written by Tom Barnes' daughter-in-law, Katherine Barnes, herself an award-winning author, this is a vivid and thrilling account of sabotage operations, danger, and immense bravery. Tom became a famous saboteur, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross for his exploits behind enemy lines, and became a 'second Lord Byron' to his friends in Greece. His three Greek decorations include the Gold Valour Cross and the Military Cross, A class, for exceptional heroism and self-sacrifice.