Britain's Secret Weapon Against the Nazis? Refugees.
European exiles fled to the country they called Last Hope Island and became pilots, spies, and saboteurs.
There are moments, during war or acts of terror, when a city and its inhabitants rise to new heights of solidarity and resilience. It happened after 9/11 in New York City and, most recently, in Manchester, England. In Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War, Lynne Olson takes readers back to London during the Blitz in World War II. The New York Times best-selling author shows how the British capital not only stood up to Nazi aggression but became the center of resistance for numerous exiled European governments and royal families, including Charles de Gaulle’s Free French and the King of Norway. [Meet the Nazi who