The Tartan Pimpernel

By Donald Caskie

Foreword by Mike Hughes

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Tells the story of Donald Caskie who stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses and escape routes for Allied soldiers and airmen trapped in occupied territory only to be arrested and sentenced to death. It was only through the intervention of a German pastor that he was saved.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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This is the remarkable story of Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had several opportunities to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses and escape routes for Allied soldiers and airmen trapped in occupied territory. This was dangerous work, and despite the constant threat of capture and execution, Caskie showed enormous resourcefulness and courage as he aided thousands of servicemen to freedom. Finally arrested and interrogated, he was sentenced to death at a Nazi show-trial, and it was only through the intervention of a German pastor that he was saved. After the war, Caskie returned to the Scots Kirk, where he served as minister until 1960. This inspiring story of selfless commitment to others in the face of extreme adversity is the legacy of a truly brave man.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 6 Feb 2006
SKU 9781843410355-grouped
Number of Pages 288

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