From Churchill's SAS to Hitler's Waffen-SS
The Secret Wartime Exploits of Captain Douglas Berneville-Claye
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
6.1 x 9.2 in, 16 mono illustrations
- January 2023
- In Stock
Post-war Berneville-Claye was investigated by MI5 for treachery. Following an Army court-martial he was dishonorably dismissed and sentenced to six months imprisonment. Upon release, his escapades and private life were no less contentious. A philanderer and bigamist, he married four times, sired ten children and rubbed shoulders with the criminal underworld in and out of prison. Eventually he succeeded in emigrating to Australia.
Thanks to the author’s painstaking research, this is a compelling yet shocking biography of one of the most intriguing, colorful and disreputable characters of his era. How he escaped with his life is a question readers will ponder.