Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War
This is is an immensely readable and fascinating book about the role of Britain, and London in particular, as a refuge and operational base for the exiled leaders of our beleaguered European neighbours during the Second World War. Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, as well as de Gaulle’s Free French… all made significant contributions to the war, for which they were not much thanked by their English, American (and Russian) Allies. By the author of Citizens Of London, a fine account of Americans in London during WW2. A salutary reminder of how hospitality to other nations has benefited Britain.