SABOTEUR: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SOE’S YOUNGEST AGENT AT THE HEART OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE
368pp. 2018. Tony Brooks was unique. He was barely out of school when recruited in 1941 by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), the wartime secret service established by Churchill to ‘set Europe ablaze’. After extensive training he was parachuted into France in July 1942 – being among the first (and youngest) British agents sent to support the nascent French Resistance.