The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became Frances Most Daring Anti-nazi Commando

The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-nazi Commando


In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.

A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat—cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands—from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans’ war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice.

The Saboteur recounts La Rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit—one of his many disguises and impersonations. Whatever the mission, whatever the dire circumstance, La Rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him.

More than just a fast-paced, true thriller, The Saboteur is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency.

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  • 001 The Saboteur
    Duración: 15s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duración: 10min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duración: 27min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duración: 19min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duración: 15min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duración: 26min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duración: 19min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duración: 13min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duración: 05min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duración: 20min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duración: 33min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duración: 26min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duración: 10min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duración: 20min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duración: 22min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duración: 05min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duración: 15min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duración: 15min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duración: 07min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duración: 32min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duración: 14min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duración: 15min
  • 023 Chapter 21
    Duración: 24min
  • 024 Chapter 22
    Duración: 07min
  • 025 Epilogue
    Duración: 20min
  • 026 Credits
    Duración: 31s